Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Friday, April 24)

Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours

As of Friday (April, 24) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 334

East Sussex: 479

West Sussex: 945

Total: 1,758

Council respond to care home worries

Brighton and Hove City Council responded to an open letter from the staff at Ireland Lodge care home in Woodingdean.

Workers expressed major concerns about their safety and lack of protective gear, after they revealed patients being discharged from hospital and admitted to them without being tested for Covid-19.

The council said they are working with staff and union reps to resolve the situation.

Read more here.

East Sussex’s Fire Authority disregard union protests

The group who oversee East Sussex’s firefighters chose to start an immediate consultation, despite protests from unions that to consider redundancies during the coronavirus lockdown was not right.

The public will be asked their opinion on major changes for the service.

Read more here.


Once again, the county came together last night (Thursday, 23) to clap for our NHS, carers, and all the key workers.

Here are some highlights!

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