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Coronavirus: Weekly update from Camden Council leader Georgia Gould


25 March, 2021 — By Cllr Georgia Gould


This week, people across Camden and the country have been reflecting on the challenges of the past 12 months. One year ago, the country shut down in response to COVID-19.

Since then, many families have tragically lost loved ones, and others have spent months in intensive care or battled long COVID. Many have suffered physically, financially and emotionally.

The virus has exposed the deep, longstanding inequalities in our society. It will take time, compassion and hard work to move forward towards a brighter and more normal time – but the strength we have seen during these difficult times suggests more than ever that when we work together we can achieve anything.

We cannot thank enough the incredible NHS staff, frontline workers, carers, community leaders, volunteers and indeed everyone who has made sacrifices to keep themselves and others safe.

Our focus now must be to do everything we can to continue to keep infection rates down.

The vaccine rollout is going well, so please do get yours when it’s your turn.

The ongoing public health advice also still stands – please protect yourselves, and others, as we move into spring and towards a renewed sense of hope for Camden.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

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