Cornonavirus: African-Americans being hit by ‘two pandemics’

There is growing alarm at the disproportionate number of African-Americans being infected by COVID-19.

Leading figures in the black community are calling for a taskforce to examine why there appear to be such acute racial disparities.

But some who spoke to Sky News said the coronavirus was the least of their worries.

Despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £30bn support package for businesses, two big retailers have joined the growing list of brands annoucing job losses.

Helen-Ann Smith looks at what’s in store for the economy.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Hong Kong: Joshua Wong sentenced to 10 more months – Tiananmen vigil to be restricted? | DW News
  • Holly Has Had her Vaccine! But Phillip is Disappointed he Didn’t Get a Badge | This Morning
  • G7 meeting talks take aim at Russia and China | 9 News Australia
  • Restrictions return to Greater Sydney after positive case | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • NZ suspends NSW travel bubble after new COVID case, diplomatic tensions with China | The Drum
  • In This Story: Rishi Sunak

    Rish Sunak is a British Conservative Party MP, who was originally elected as a Member of Parliament in the Richmond (Yorks) constituency in 2015.

    His father-in-law is billionaire founder of Indian IT giant, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy.

    Sunak experienced a meteoric rise, first to be selected for the “safest” Conservative seat in the UK, he would later become the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in under five years.

    Brief Biography Here.

    7 Recent Items: Rishi Sunak

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