'We aren’t safe, until we are all safe'
Cllr Anton Georgiou, (Lib Dem) Alperton ward
- Credit: Himesh Dhorajiwala
The past 14 months have been really hard for everyone.
Over the last few weeks we have witnessed the most heart wrenching images from India – a country now in the midst of another coronavirus wave, bigger than any seen before.
I have spoken with dozens of residents in Alperton and across Wembley who have been personally impacted by this latest surge in cases.
My thoughts and wishes are with those who have lost loved ones and who are rightly concerned about family and friends in India.
Whilst in the UK we are moving towards the further lifting of restrictions, the situation in India and now the emergence of the new variant in our community, gives us pause for thought.
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We have come such a long way, however, the need to continue practicing safety guidance is crucial. This is the only way we will return to some sort of normality.
It is also important that we do all we can to support India at this incredibly difficult time.
- 1 Men jailed after Leon Maxwell gunned down in Queensbury
- 2 Free vaccine walk-in at Central Middlesex Hospital
- 3 The Wembley flats with camper vans on the roof and furniture wearing boots
- 4 Met officer found guilty of assault after grabbing victim when off duty
- 5 Teenager convicted of murdering Jamalie Deacon Matthew in Northwick Park
- 6 Kensal Rise group 'biggest team' taking on Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2021
- 7 Fire-ravaged Neasden church hall set to be rebuilt
- 8 Appeal for information after man shot in Stonebridge
- 9 Sisters killed in Kingsbury stabbed with 'extreme force'
- 10 Mass vaccination event taking place at Bridge Park Community Centre
I encourage anyone who can to consider contributing to some of the very worthy charitable fundraising appeals. They aim to assist in getting required medical equipment and support to those on the front line right now, battling to save lives.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is how fragile life can be. This virus doesn’t discriminate or stop at borders, it is global and we need a global approach to beat it. We aren’t safe, until we are all safe and we can all play our part to help others.