The South London News Podcast, S1, E3: Covid-19

In the third episode of the south London news podcast, hosts Monica Charsley and Orlando Jenkinson discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on communities and businesses in south London.

The episode begins with a closer look at the latest concerns regarding the highly transmissible B1617.2 variant of the virus first discovered in India.

The numbers of new cases are rising in several south London boroughs including Kingston and Croydon, and have prompted concerns that the ‘Indian’ variant will cause a more widespread growth in new case numbers in the region.

The hosts then discuss the human side of the pandemic in south London, discussing some of the stories they’ve covered over the last year.

Listen to heart-rending tales of healthcare workers on the frontlines, and hear about the incredible response of communities looking out for each other in the region.

Covid-19 has changed so much about south Londoner’s daily habits too, and the pair close out the special bank holiday episode with a discussion on how coronavirus has impacted our working lives, and what positive changes might emerge from the pandemic.

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