Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Tuesday, 5)

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

As of Tuesday (May, 5) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 384

East Sussex: 602

West Sussex: 1,176

Total: 2,162

S Club’s Jo

Around 40 videos were strung together to create a video of staff at a primary school in Hove miming with S Club 7 hit ‘Reach For The Stars’, along with a former band member!

It all started when a Year 6 teacher at Cottesmore St Mary’s RC Primary School requested a special message from Jo O’Meara through instagram.

In response, the star performed their hit ‘Reach For The Stars’.

They hope Jo will visit the school to open their new stained glass window.

Virtual meetings

East Sussex County Council are the latest authority to begin using ‘virtual’ meetings online following a change in law.

Unlike West Sussex, the public are not able to listen in to what’s being discussed yet.


A Brighton anaesthetist founded a flashcard system for patients in intensive care who find it difficult to understand healthcare workers through their personal protective equipment (PPE).

Academics at the University of Brighton have started to evaluate CardMedic, which allows people from all over the world to download the facility for free.

It allows users to display information and questions (in ten different languages) on tablets, laptops, phones, or print-outs.

Chichester Festival 2020

Chichester Festival Theatre cancelled all scheduled Festival 2020 productions.

It was due to reopen in July with South Pacific and The Unfriend, which have been rescheduled for 2021.

There’s a possibility for a revised Autumn schedule and Pinocchio provisionally for Christmas.

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