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2 March 2020

Boris Johnson chairs his first emergency COBR meeting on COVID-19

Summary

The claim that this was the first COBR meeting on COVID-19 chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not been disputed by the government, which responded to a Sunday Times news story about the government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis in April 2020. The government said 'it is entirely normal and proper for COBR to be chaired by the relevant secretary of state'.

Source(s)

Gov.uk press release

Gov.uk blog – response to Sunday Times Insight article