Loneliness is a major problem, but governments, especially central governments, can't fix it. In fact, they cause it: By taking over functions that have traditionally been performed locally, central governments have killed millions of the institutions and associations (families, communities, churches, service clubs . . . the "little platoons" extolled by de Tocqueville and Burke) where people came together to solve a local problem and, in the process, enjoyed each others' company.
It's the reason Russian society was so bankrupt after the fall of the Soviet Union.
It was a major focus of Robert Nisbet's sociology.
And now central governments want to form task forces and bureaus to address loneliness? That's like a cat-housing husband hiring a private detective to find out who keeps giving his wife the clap. Or, better, a tyrant seizing even more of his subjects' grain so he can fund a ministry to investigate the poverty that is ravishing his domain.