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Episode from the podcastThe Untold

The Virus Between Us

Released Monday, 6th April 2020
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In the first of a new series, we hear the stories of people on different sides of isolation in the midst of the Coronavirus.

OnHand is an app set up not long ago. Its purpose was to match older adults who needed help with verified volunteers in their local area. A way find someone to fetch the shopping, walk the dog or just come round for a chat.

Then in March 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, everything changed. OnHand went from a source of help to a lifeline for vulnerable people. This episode follows its CEO Sanjay as he and his team adjust to taking on this challenge.

Two users of OnHand offer different perspectives on our new world, from either side of isolation. Annie is 73 year old woman now required to isolate at all times and Nathan is a young volunteer in London looking to help those in need.

Produced by Sam Peach
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