As COVID-19 disproportionately affects the health of black and other minority communities, it has also had a disproportionate financial effect - widening existing economic inequalities. Even before the pandemic, black and other ethnic people were more likely to be out of work or earning less than their white colleagues. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are more likely to lose their income, fall behind on bills and to have applied for Universal Benefit. (Xinhua/IANS)

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