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Day: June 6, 2020

Government hid BAME guidance
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Government hid BAME guidance

    Labour's shadow health secretary has accused the government of covering up vital recommendations that could help protect black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people from COVID-19. Jonathan Ashworth's criticisms come after Whitehall sources told Sky News the recommendations from a Public Health England (PHE) review were held back by the government, adding "ministers have had this element of the report". On Tuesday, the government issued the data element of the long awaited review, led by PHE national director for health and wellbeing Professor Kevin Fenton, following suggestions from sources it was set to be delayed because of the Black Lives Matter movement. Data collected by PHE was published but a qualitative assessment, including the recommendations for...