Coronavirus in London: are we past the worst? Plus, celebrities unite to teach the UK's children

Doctors are hoping a sharp drop in the number of covid-19 cases in London means the worst has passed in the city. They've fallen by almost 1,000 in a week, after six successive daily reductions. One hospital has two vacant wards. The Evening Standard's Jonathan Prynn's been talking to frontline medics who say the stress they've been under has "evaporated", but are warning the recovery could take longer than the treatment. 


Educators, experts and celebrities from David Attenborough to Danny Dyer have answered an unprecedented call to help teach the UK's children. As the Easter holiday ends and the summer term begins, they're mucking in with online classes for parents still educating their kids at home. 'Horrible Histories' historian and 'You're Dead to Me' podcast host, Greg Jenner, is among those taking part, and he tells the podcast it's a call to arms unheard of in the history books.  


 

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