July 29 COVID-19 update: here are the latest news on the coronavirus in British Columbia

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Research into the reasons for the high risk of severe cases of Covid-19 among blacks, Asians and other ethnic minorities will be funded by more than $ 2.7 million from the UK government.

As part of the study, health workers in these groups will be followed for a year to monitor their health, the risks they face and how they change their behavior in response to the pandemic. The 30,000 people will also include non-clinical staff from health care facilities, such as cleaners, cooks and porters.

Minorities are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus and die from the disease twice as fast as the white population, according to a statement from the University of Leicester, which leads the assessment of health workers. A report released last month by Public Health England showed that 63% of UK healthcare workers who have died from Covid-19 were from minority groups.

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8:30 a.m. – McDonald’s announces a return to indoor seating

McDonald’s says its restaurants will once again have take-out and food services. The fast food chain said that following the successful reintroduction of takeout at 30 Canadian trial sites, it will open dining halls with additional guarantees where provincial regulations allow – including restaurants. in Vancouver.

Some of the enhanced security measures include hand sanitizer dispensers, physical distance floor markers, front counters fitted with protective screens, and contactless payment options.

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