Coronavirus exerts heavy toll on Filipino community in UK

Almost two-thirds of 29 people believed to have died so far worked in the health sector Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As many as 29 people from the Philippines or with Filipino heritage – including a Grenfell Tower fire survivor – are believed to have died from Covid-19, as the pandemic exerts a heavy toll on a community that helps form the backbone to Britain’s healthcare sector. Some 18 of those who have lost their lives worked in the health sector, in roles including NHS nurses and porters, healthcare assistants and care home staff.A number of others are critically ill in intensive care. Continue reading...