Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Monday, April 27)

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

As of Monday (April, 27) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 343

East Sussex: 504

West Sussex: 1,019

Total: 1,866

The 2.6 Challenge

After the cancellation of the London marathon (due to take place yesterday), people are coming together to raise money for all of the charities and causes that lost vital funds normally raised through sponsorships.

A number of individuals and businesses are taking part across Sussex, including RSPCA Mallydams in Hastings.

West Sussex balloon artist Justine Clapham is also taking part, she’s walking 2.6 miles a day around Angmering for 10 days for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Justine will wear a different costume made from balloons every day, yesterday’s apparently used more than 300!

Homelessness in Brighton

Councillors in Brighton and Hove want to continue to offer accommodation to the 190 rough sleepers they’ve sheltered during the coronavirus crisis.

Green councillors David Gibson and Amy Heley want the council’s Housing committee to consider how to provide ‘move-on’ accommodation.

Funding options will be discussed on Wednesday (April, 29)


Volunteers are wanted to deliver newsletters to residents in Brighton and Hove with no access to the internet.

The Mahaan indian restaurant in Worthing delivered more than 150 meals to key workers at Worthing hospital over the weekend.

Showing our appreciation to everyone at NHS Worthing Hospital we delivered over 150 meals to our heroes and key workers….

Posted by Mahaan on Sunday, 26 April 2020

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