Tuesday 16 June 2020 / 4:01 PM Coronavirus / Marsha de Cordova / Women and Equalities

Marsha de Cordova responds to publication of PHE report on impact of Covid-19 on BAME groups

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, responding to the publication of the Public Health England (PHE) report looking at the impact of Covid-19 on BAME groups, said:

“This report provides even more evidence of the structural and racial inequalities which have led to the Covid-19 pandemic hitting BAME communities across the UK so very hard. And these recommendations should never have been blocked in the first place.

“Thousands of people and organisations have made it clear that urgent, collaborative and decisive action is needed. The Government cannot make the same mistakes if there is a second wave of coronavirus.”