The Guardian

The Guardian 2 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: how our jobs turned upside down


All over the country, people turn the camera on their lives and show how Covid-19 has changed their experience of work. A medical courier at the heart of the crisis demands basic rights, a worker at an empty airport pulls together a union hardship fund - and people in a range of jobs try to navigate the buckling benefits system and the government's scheme to help people who are no longer working. What burns through is the sudden urgency of people joining together to avoid the worst

Six weeks into Britain's Covid-19 crisis, Anywhere but Westminster asks how a city keeps going when everything has ground to a halt. The team virtually visits Plymouth, population 250,000, to see how the services that are vital to a city and its inhabitants are scrabbling to stay afloat. The fishing industry is in meltdown, temporary housing is oversubscribed and nurses facilitate goodbyes over Zoom. Most of all, people are asking: what on earth happens after this?
Sky's James Matthews speaks to residents in Edinburgh and Fife to see how the coronavirus lockdown is affecting everything from football and comedy to hospitals and fundraising.

The cancellation of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will cost the city £350 million as stand-up comedians like Mark Nelson adjust to the disruption.

Meanwhile, fans are worried smaller football clubs like the Raith Rovers will go under due to a loss of ticket revenue.

And at Marie Curie Hospital, terminally ill patients are allowed one final family visit before they pass away in an effort to give everyone involved some closure.

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At 23-years-old, Sanjana Tewari has already been to 22 countries, but when Italy went into coronavirus lockdown, she re-branded herself on Instagram as a "quarantine influencer" during the pandemic.
Living under lockdown is inspiring many people to try growing fruit and vegetables in their back gardens as people expect coronavirus lockdowns to hit food supply chains.
In the UK, demand for seeds is soaring, as are searches for advice on how to grow your own food.
It is not just plants that people are trying to grow at home, either.
Families unable to find eggs in the shops are turning to keeping their own chickens, and poultry breeders across the UK have seen their farms stripped of birds.
In the latest in our series of reports on how the pandemic is impacting farming and food security, Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from southeast England.

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