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2 Jun 2020

Risk of dying from Covid-19 higher for ethnic minorities

Home Affairs Correspondent

Here after a month of waiting – a new report by Public Health England has found that people of black and Asian origin are at a significantly higher risk of dying from Covid-19 than any other ethnic group.

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the pandemic had exposed “huge disparities in the health of our nation” – but critics say this has always been clear and what’s needed is action.

Our home affairs correspondent Darshna Soni reports.