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Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN HL5877, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to tackle disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on BAME communities.

Answered on

29 June 2020

On 4 June Minister for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch MP, announced the Government’s next steps to address the disparities identified in the Public Health England (PHE) Report. The Minister will be working with the Race Disparity Unit (RDU) and the Department for Health and Social Care with support from officials across other departments and their agencies to carry forward this vital work. This includes reviewing the effectiveness and impact of current actions being undertaken by relevant government departments and their agencies to directly lessen disparities in infection and death rates of COVID-19.

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Women and Equalities