Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, and the Evening Standard launches campaign to feed London's vulnerable

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, has tested positive for Covid-19. He announced the news himself via a personal video message on his twitter account. The PM explained that he was suffering from mild symptoms and took a test on the advice of Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.  Mr. Johnson is in self-isolation and says he will continue to lead the UK’s effort against Coronavirus from home. The UK’s Health Minister Matt Hancock has also tested positive for the virus. What’s next for the UK Government? The Leader podcast speaks to the Evening Standard’s Londoner Editor, Ayesha Hazarika.

Food for London Now

The Evening Standard and The Independent have launched a campaign to feed vulnerable Londoners during the coronavirus crisis. The appeal will deliver food to the poor, elderly and those most at risk. As part of The Food Alliance, three charities - The Felix Project, Fair Share and City Harvest - have teamed up to deliver the produce to community hubs in every London borough.  

Evengy Lebedev, Proprietor of the Evening Standard, wrote for the paper today on why this is happening and why London needs to stand together to help fight this crisis.   

Investigations Editor David Cohen is co-ordinating the campaign and tells The Leader podcast why coronavirus is leaving people so vulnerable.  Donate to the campaign here.


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