Life has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new coronavirus rules?

The findings of a ‘Covid-19 and Me’ archive project launched earlier this year have been released.

A £1.5billion bailout is “a crucial next step on the road to recovery” and a “vital lifeline” for the arts.

The London Legacy Development Corporation could be forced to make almost £10million worth of cuts.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

A motion to provide weekly coronavirus testing for NHS and social care workers has been defeated after 331 Conservative MPs voted against the proposal.

The team at Barts Health NHS Trust has performed more than 140 urgent breast cancer operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, by pooling staff and patients from three hospitals and introducing strict infection control protocols.

The first drug found to help save the lives of coronavirus patients was trialled at Barts Health.

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

A new discretionary grant scheme has been set up to help small businesses in Tower Hamlets who were unable to benefit from earlier initiatives.

MP Rushanara Ali has called for governmental action to deal with the “deep-rooted causes” of inequality, arguing that such imbalances are “literally killing people”.

The East End has seen almost 40,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

People are being urged to shop locally to help small businesses and retailers thrive after the coronavirus lockdown.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

As we are all now too aware, black people are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, and people from BAME communities are around twice as likely to die than white people.

Politicians in Tower Hamlets have reacted to a report which confirmed that Covid-19 disproportionately impacts people from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

Deaths in Tower Hamlets rose by 86 per cent in a 10 week period during the coronavirus crisis compared to the 10 weeks preceding it, figures have revealed.

Met police officers covering the East End issued the third highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

A father was clapped by friends and neighbours as he arrived home after surviving “against all the odds” in a 50-day hospital battle with Covid-19.

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs has written to residents outlining a new prospective date of June 15 for the phased reopening of schools.

A petition has been launched calling for travel perks for pensioners and under 18s to be fully restored as part of the government’s £1billion bail out of TfL.

A neighbours’ group has said the popular Columbia Road Flower Market in Bethnal Green should remain closed unless “safe” social distancing can be maintained.

A group of MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering — have called upon chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the self-employment income support scheme which is due to end this weekend.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind and selfless” Tower Hamlets social worker who died with Covid-19.


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