There will be an independent public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told MPs.
The prime minister committed to setting up the inquiry within the new session of parliament which started yesterday.
It comes as new study has said that the pandemic could have been protected.
The World Health Organisation should have declared a global emergency earlier than 30 January 2020 and recommended travel restrictions to prevent the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, a panel has said.
A report issued by an independent panel into the handling of the pandemic has also found the month of February last year was “lost” as countries failed to take strong measures to halt the spread of the virus.