The British government said on Sunday that it plans to impose localized bans in some regions that show an increase in coronavirus infections, as recent figures show that Indian people continue to be in the UK's most lethal virus minority ethnic group Life.
Interior Minister Priti Patel confirmed the reports of the first such local blockade for Leicester, a region in the east of England with a large Indian population, as "correct".
"We have seen relapses across the country, especially in the past three or four weeks. There will be support for Leicester," said Ms. Patel.
"With local flare-ups, it is true that we have a localized solution to infection control, social distancing, testing and many of the public health England tools that come together to control the virus and stop it from spreading. We can get the infection get under control, "she said.
Ms. Patel's confirmation came when the total number of deaths per day in England fell, and is preparing to significantly lift the restrictions on July 4 when bars, restaurants and cinemas follow Covid-safe guidelines for safe distance from the public become accessible and hygienic conditions.
Recent statistics from NHS England have shown that 763 people who identify with the Indian heritage have died in the pandemic so far, according to data collected until last Thursday.
This continues to reflect three percent of the coronavirus deaths officially registered by the National Health Service (NHS) that were first reported in April at the height of the pandemic, followed by those of the Pakistani and Caribbean heritage as the second most affected ethnic group, two percent each .
The UK government had reviewed the differential impact of the coronavirus pandemic between the country's black, Asian and ethnic minorities (BAME), and Public Health England (PHE) said it was reviewing further measures to address the disproportionate adverse effects some ethnicities.
As part of some targeted action, new official guidelines were introduced earlier this week that require pregnant women with a BAME background to be hospitalized quickly due to their increased risk of coronavirus.
"While Public Health England continues to assess and advise on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ethnic groups, I want to make sure that the NHS does everything in its power to reach, soothe and support these pregnant women and young mothers most at risk, "said Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the chief midwifery officer for England.
All hospitals have also been instructed to conduct risk assessments for those at higher risk of coronavirus, including those with a BAME background and underlying health conditions.
The UK has reported 311,739 coronavirus cases and 43,598 deaths from the disease.
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