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CORONAVIRUS

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

Bins are being removed from Hampstead Heath due to coronavirus halting rubbish collections.

A&E workers at the Whittington Hospital were brought to tears by the outpouring of support across the UK on Thursday night – and have now responded with their own message.

A former pupil at St Aloysius’ College who lived in Kentish Town has reportedly died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19).

“Whoever heard of teddy bears going viral?”

An iconic King’s Cross comedy club is selling “pay it forward” gift vouchers that can be cashed in for future shows.

Journalist and Hampstead resident Beatrix Clark discusses going from liberty to lockdown.

Bookmark this list, which will provide contacts for help in the area and which we will keep updated throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

HS2 has paused its Euston construction following public health concerns over its workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The top cop in Islington and Camden has told the “supposedly mature adults” ignoring social distancing guidelines to start listening so his officers don’t have to waste their time dishing out fines.

Three men lit a barbecue and were ‘having a party’ in Fortune Green on Tuesday - despite strict social distancing measures around coronavirus.

Hampstead Heath will close if people continue to flout social distancing rules, the City of London Corporation (CoLC) warned on Tuesday (March 24).

A Hampstead dental charity is sending out toothbrushes and toothpaste to care homes and homeless shelters to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A charity that supports over 50s from LGBTQ+ communities has launched an emergency crowdfunder so it can train volunteers to use its telefriending service during the coronavirus pandemic.

A St John’s Wood student has set up a food and medication delivery service to support the elderly amid the coronavirus crisis.

At the Ham&high we want to tell you we’re there with you and we want to support the great work being done in the community.

Camden’s Voices Choir sung to the world on BBC World Service after their virtual choir video went viral this week.

Business-owners in Crouch End were pleased to see the government announce a raft of measures on Friday to support them through the coronavirus crisis, but speaking to the Ham&High, many explained they were keen to see how things would work in reality.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has called for young people to ditch the bravado and stay at home to protect their elders from the coronavirus outbreak.

Boris Johnson has banned people from leaving the home except for certain reasons, outlawed gatherings of more than two people and shut retailers selling non-essential goods – threatening police fines for anyone who ignores new measures.

A Hampstead Garden Suburb woman who is set to grace TV screens in cooking competition Masterchef is using her culinary talents to produce healthy soups for vulnerable, unwell and self-isolating neighbours during the coronavirus pandemic.

“My message to families is principally don’t worry about this. We haven’t gone offline. We are going to be working the phones, calling you up, and available to help.”

A criminal defence lawyer warns “dirty, dilapidated courts” with unsanitary rest rooms and a lack of hand sanitiser risk spreading coronavirus.

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