We’re looking to speak to people who live or work in Newham as part of our investigation into the recent surge of positive coronavirus cases
The east London borough of Newham has had more than 4,000 people test positive for the coronavirus during the past week. The council stated that more than a fifth of all known cases to date occurred in just the last week. The sharp increase of coronavirus cases has left residents with a terrible sense of deja vu; in May, the borough recorded the worst Covid-19 mortality rate in England and Wales.
The Guardian is keen to talk to those on the front line – NHS workers, teachers and support staff, transport workers, shopkeepers and those working in supermarkets, food bank volunteers – to investigate the reasons behind the surge of cases.