Filipino community hit hard by coronavirus

Analysis has already shown that nearly three quarters of all NHS and social care staff who have died with coronavirus came from a BAME background.

Now, Sky News understands that up to 25 Filipino healthcare workers have died with Covid-19 – representing nearly a fifth of the more than 100 frontline deaths.

Sky News has learnt Filipinos account for nearly 20 per cent of all deaths involving NHS and social care workers.

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