UK Press Marks Anniversary Of First Lockdown
National, local and regional media marked the first anniversary of lockdown, with front pages and tweets of support and remembrance.
The public were encouraged to light a candle on Tuesday marking the anniversary and remembering those who have passed away in the last year.
The Daily Mail splashed on the huge impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s health and economy.
The Lancashire Telegraph published a special lockdown anniversary edition:
The Daily Mirror and Tortoise Media mark the anniversary with calls for a public inquiry into Government’s management of the pandemic:
A year since the UK’s first lockdown, we’ve yet to see a public inquiry into the Covid response.
We held our own inquiry in December. Read the findings here: https://t.co/YiLN1vM1ZU
— Tortoise — a different kind of newsroom (@tortoise) March 23, 2021
Lynn News’ front page highlights messages of support:
The Evening Standard covered the national silence:
The Manchester Evening News’ front page showed a collage of loved ones lost:
The Metro tweets their front page, covering the Queen’s tribute to the country:
Tomorrow’s paper tonight 📰
OUR GRIEF AND LOSS
— Metro (@MetroUK) March 23, 2021
The Guardian called for a day of reflection:
The Shropshire Star sends messages of hope:
The Independent’s front page reveals their analysis of Covid-19’s impact on Britain:
The Henley Standard published an article highlighting the best in their community:
Southwark News highlights the service to remember Southwark victims of Covid-19:
— Southwark News (@Southwark_News) March 23, 2021
The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post both publish special features covering the National Day of Reflection:
The Sun covers the Prime Minister’s tribute to the country: