Will coronavirus wreck your holiday plans? The first London Mayor poll of 2020; & Andy Warhol is back at the Tate Modern...
Will coronavirus wreck your holiday? British Airways has cancelled all trips into and out of Italy. Quantas has cut passenger capacity by a quarter around the world. Popular destinations like Spain are reporting huge spikes in the number of people infected. On Broadway in New York, desperate producers are slashing the prices of tickets to top shows in an attempt to lure customers back to empty theatres. The Evening Standard’s Jonathan Prynn tells the leader why the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism industry has been “greater than any terrorism scare” and it’s likely to get worse.
London Mayoral Election Poll
The first poll of 2020 shows Sadiq Khan enjoying a huge lead in the London mayoral election. With 49 per cent, Mr Khan is nearly 25 points ahead of his closest rival, the Conservative’s Shaun Bailey. Independent Rory Stewart is even further back on 13 per cent, while the Lib Dems and Greens are registering single figures. Our political editor Joe Murphy says with two months to go, the challengers need to raise their games.
Warhol at Tate Modern
A blockbuster Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern’s bringing his classic works to London, along with exhibits that haven’t been seen in decades. Does it shed new light on one of modern history’s greatest artists? The Evening Standard’s critic Ben Luke says ‘not quite.’ He’s given it three stars in his review, and tells the Leader podcast why.
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