Last week we reported that Public Health England had published a report into why people from black and ethnic minority communities were disproportionately affected by Covid-19. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
But a key contribution by public health expert, Professor Kevin Fenton, himself black, was not published, leading to suggestions that it had been withheld by the government. Tonight the government says the intention was always to publish it separately next week.
Our home affairs correspondent Darshna Soni is in Birmingham.
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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.