Actor Riz Ahmed reveals he has lost two relatives to COVID-19

By: News Desk      Published: 11:52 AM, 28 Apr, 2020
Actor Riz Ahmed reveals he has lost two relatives to COVID-19

British actor Riz Ahmed has said that he lost two of his family members to Covid-19.

In an Interview, the actor said: “I have lost two family members to Covid-19. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren't for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future.”

“I’m seeing reports from India, where the government are calling it corona-jihad and they're trying to blame it on the spread of Muslims and they are segregating hospitals between Muslims and non-Muslims,” the actor added.

Riz said he hopes the praise for health workers amid the crisis brings attention to the prejudice against the ethnic minorities that work in the healthcare system.

It, he hoped, also opens up people to create a more inclusive world.

He said, “We say we love the NHS more than the royal family, more than the Army, but do we love the people who keep the NHS alive? Because every time we tell people to f*** off back to where they came from, that’s not what we’re saying. So I really hope that this revelation, this awakening, opens our minds to that reality, to the stupidity of our prejudice.”