Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006. Cathy Newman presents Channel 4 News.
She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of investigations and scoops, including harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard. She also writes about politics for the Telegraph.
Earlier Cathy Newman spoke to the government’s newly appointed test czar, Professor John Newton
A million and a half people in England were ordered by the government to stay at home for 12 weeks and register for deliveries of food and medicines.
Earlier we were joined by Dr Chidubem Iloabachie, the Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital in New York.
Pat Midgley died of the Covid-19 virus in a hospital in Sheffield yesterday. Despite being 82 years old, she was still active as a Labour councillor in the city. She and her husband had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year. Her daughter Joanna Midgely described how suddenly the illness came on.
From panic buying and empty shelves to the queues outside supermarkets and the problems trying to get anything delivered – there’s still a great deal of concern about food supplies and how to get it to those in need. Channel 4 News spoke to Steve Murrells, the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Group.
Dr Nirav Shah, from Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, revealed what he made of the numbers released by the White House that projected between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in America by the end of this outbreak.
Journalist Mandakini Gahlot, who’s based in New Delhi, described how the lockdown in India has been affecting people who had little – and now have even less.
We’re joined by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and formerly managing director of John Lewis from 2007 to 2016.
We speak to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and begin by asking him about the government’s demands that he increases tube services following pictures of overcrowding.
We’re joined by Chris Hopson who leads NHS Providers – the group which represents every hospital and health service trust in England.
We’re joined by Hugh Montgomery, who’s Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London.
Earlier Cathy Newman spoke to Susan Michie, a health psychologist from University College London and member of the Behaviour Science Advisory Committee, and the behavioural scientist Magda Osman, from Queen Mary’s University.
Roshana Mehdian, an NHS surgeon, and Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers – the body which represents hospital trusts and foundations.
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