British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he is “worried” about emerging evidence of “debilitating” long-term impacts for some coronavirus survivors.
Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday, Hancock revealed the British government has allocated “almost £10 million” ($12.6m) into research, and set up an NHS service to support the “significant minority” greatly impacted by the virus.
Acknowledging he is “concerned,” Hancock said it is “really important we support people who are in that situation.”
Hancock also spoke about the “consequences” of this being a novel virus: "we’re constantly learning about the impact of it.”
The UK is among the worst-hit countries in the world, with more than 292,900 confirmed cases and 45,000 deaths since its outbreak began, according to Johns Hopkins University data.