A powerful new video has been filmed to urge minority groups to stick to lockdown and social distancing measures – to help save more lives.

British-Asian celebrities from across the UK have created a health advice video targeting the Asian community.

The health advice given in the video was developed in conjunction with Public Health England advice and Dr Sam Everinton, Chair of Tower Hamlets CCG.

A report by the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre on the first 3,883 critically ill coronavirus  patients found that more than a third were non-white (33.6 per cent).

Adil Ray, Actor and Broadcaster and one of the organisers of the video said “We all felt that we had to do something during these unprecedented times. It is evident that some of the advice and messages are not getting to some communities when they need it most. We hope that we can make even just a small difference.”

The video features: Nitin Ganatra, Actor; Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Actor; Meera Syal CBE, Actres; Ameet Chana, Actor & Director; Adil Ray OBE, Actor, Writer, Broadcaster; Saira Khan, Actress & Businesswoman; Shivani Ghai, Actress; Naughty Boy, Music Producer; Abdullah Afzal, Actor; Ranvir Singh, Broadcaster; Gurinder Chadha OBE, Director; Jassa Alhuwalia, Actor, Writer & Filmmaker; Shahid Afridi, Cricketer; Nina Wadia, Actress; Anoushka Shankar, Musician; Bhavna Limbachia, Actress; Shin, Singer and Anita Rani, Presenter.


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