1. Impact of Covid on Muslim communities to be studied

    The impact of coronavirus on Birmingham's Muslim communities is to be studied.


    Social scientists at Birmingham City University have been awarded £160,000 to also look at community-led responses to the pandemic.

    Dr Damian Breen and Professor Imran Awan will look at the effects of Covid-19 particularly on those of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian and black British backgrounds, whilst also researching the role of mosques and other community organisations during the pandemic.

    “We’ll be examining how community organisations have provided support and offered interventions around impacts specific to Muslim communities ” Dr Breen, a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences, said.

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    Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab.