May 28, 2017 - 7 min
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When coronavirus hit Britain, thousands of rough sleepers were moved to hotels — what happened next? Samira Shackle delves into the lives of Ariel (not her real name) and David, two rough sleepers in London who had to be accommodated in a Holiday Inn when lockdown measures came into place. In this emotional article for The Economist's 1843 Magazine, she details the hardships of life in the streets, and the impact coronavirus has had on the mental health of those without a home.