6.04pm BST

Coronavirus hearing chairman James Clyburn, of South Carolina, along with representative Nydia Velazquez, of New York, both Democrats, have decried the hugely disproportionate impact of coronavirus on African American and Latino communities across US hotspots.

This intersects so many layers of society, with Clyburn commenting that “our Black and brown communities already faced health and wealth disparities before this crisis”.

Related: ‘We’re expendable’: black Americans pay the price as states lift lockdowns

Related: Hateful incidents against Americans of color surge amid pandemic

5.44pm BST

The coronavirus committee hearing in Washington is beginning to wrap up.

It’s not clear that there is any more of a Trump administration national plan to control the pandemic than there was just over three hours ago when the hearing began.

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