BAME people are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with official statistics indicating that black people are four times more likely to die from the virus than people from white backgrounds.

In the daily coronavirus press conference, the government expressed its concern over the figures and said it will not be shielding BAME people.

Some have suggested the number of ethnic minorities in key worker jobs could explain why this is happening.

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