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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock 'worried' about 'debilitating' long-term impact of COVID-19


Health Secretary Matt Hancock admits he is "worried" about the long-term impacts of coronavirus on those who have been infected.

Mr Hancock said a "significant minority" of people had suffered "quite debilitating" conditions after contracting COVID-19.

It comes after Sky News reported on how psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in northern Italy.

Asked about the long-term impact of the disease on patients, the health secretary told Sky News: "I am concerned there's increasing evidence a minority of people - but a significant minority - have long-term impacts and it can be quite debilitating. "So we've set up an NHS service to support those with long-term impacts of COVID-19 and, also, we've put almost £10m into research into these long-term effects."

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Source: Sky News, 15 July 2020

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