Thursday 16 April 2020 / 4:23 PM Marsha de Cordova

‘Devastating effect on BAME communities cannot be overstated’ – De Cordova responds to launch of gov’t review

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on news that the government is launching a review on the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities, said:

“We welcome the review into the disturbing impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities. Though it is not yet clear whether it will be independent, when it will be concluded and who will be leading it.

“The Government must ensure the review is robust and looks into the underlying structural economic and social inequalities that have affected BAME communities in this crisis. It must also urgently record data broken down by ethnicity on the number of people who have died as a result of Covid-19.

“The devastating effect of Covid-19 on BAME communities cannot be overstated. This review must be the first step in ensuring that all communities are equally protected from this virus.”