COVID-19 Impact in London: Prince Charles, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Societal Changes

Aired on April 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact in London, England, affecting high-profile figures such as Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care.

Henry Ridgwell, a Voice of America correspondent based in London, reports that COVID-19 has not only affected the health of prominent leaders but has also altered societal norms for years to come. The pandemic has raised critical political questions that will need to be addressed in the aftermath.

Tower Bridge in London, United Kingdom.

Tower Bridge in London, United Kingdom.

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  • Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq., is a co-founder of World Footprints, a social impact travel media company that she runs with her husband, Ian. She is an award-winning journalist, global public speaker, and three-time TEDx presenter who has written for several prominent publications including the Miami Herald, AAA World, The Lens and Island Soul. Recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year alongside Ian, Tonya serves on several travel industry boards, including SATW, The Explorers Club (DC chapter), NATJA, and JourneyWoman. She has also been appointed to the Maryland Tourism Development Board by Governor Wes Moore.