Covid inquiry first preliminary hearing to begin
Health / Tue 4th Oct 2022 at 07:18am
THE first preliminary hearing of the UK Covid public inquiry will begin later.
The one-day hearing had originally been scheduled last month but was delayed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II reports the BBC.
The session, in London, will focus on the UK’s pandemic preparedness before 2020.
It will be largely procedural, involving lawyers and an announcement about who will be giving evidence. Public hearings where witnesses are called will not start until the spring.
The inquiry formally started in the summer, with a listening exercise.
But this first preliminary hearing is still being seen as an important milestone for the families who lost loved ones.
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