Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as we speak marked the anniversary of the first national lockdown by planting the ultimate two timber within the London Blossom Garden.
The backyard, situated within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, was designed in partnership with the National Trust and Bloomberg to be a memorial to these misplaced throughout the pandemic.
More than 18,000 Londoners have died of Covid-19.
Sadiq Khan mentioned: “The pandemic has devastated our metropolis and our nation, and as we mark one yr because the first national lockdown it’s necessary that we keep in mind all those that have tragically misplaced their lives.
“By planting the ultimate timber as we speak within the new London Blossom Garden, we pay tribute to those that have died, honour the efforts of our key employees and mirror on the continued affect of Covid-19 on our capital.
“We know that our struggle in opposition to the virus will not be over, however this backyard will likely be an enduring, dwelling reminder of the way in which Londoners and our nation have stood collectively throughout these extremely difficult instances.”
Locals have been consulted on the design of the park, which options 33 blossom timber to characterize the 32 London boroughs and the City of London. It will open to the general public later within the spring.
As of March 22, greater than 2.9 million Londoners have now obtained a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with an additional 219,317 having obtained a second dose.