Responding to ONS statistics published today which show Asian or Asian British individuals were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than White individuals, Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:
“For too long the health inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities have not been prioritised or outright ignore
“We are now seeing that Asian and Asian British individuals are facing higher rates for testing positive for COVID-19. Lives are at risk.
“If the Government is to get real about tackling systemic racial inequality then we need more than just a review. Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to implement an effective Race Equality Strategy now.”