Record deaths in a day - NOW will UK fix the testing fiasco? Plus, how coronavirus ‘could end rough sleeping’

As NHS England announces a record 561 deaths with coronavirus in a single day, the government faces relentless pressure to fix its testing ‘fiasco’. On Thursday the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced his five-point plan to “press the accelerator” on coronavirus tests. But is it enough, and can the government make good on their promises? The Evening Standard’s Health Editor joins The Leader podcast to discuss what the government’s plan means, and why increased testing is so vital.

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A week ago, the government ordered local councils to house rough sleepers within 48 hours in response to the coronavirus crisis. But many are still living on the streets. Big Issue founder Lord Bird joins The Leader podcast to discuss why, despite the complexities that authorities now face, this could be the moment we end rough sleeping the UK for good.


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