ITV News: Covering the Coronavirus crisis in the Border region

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ITV News has released a special film to show how it covered the Covid-19 crisis and how viewers have reacted to the service provided.

Presented by Julie Etchingham, and produced by the award winning Tonight programme production team, it captures work done by the national and regional teams across the country.

ITV Border has continued to provide viewers with news, information and often important reassurance, when, like many other organisations, we have had to adapt how we work.

We want to ensure we get the balance right between staying on-air and online, looking after our staff and observing the social distancing advice.

During lockdown ITV News attracted big audiences.

In the period from 23rd March to the last day of May, ITV News and Current Affairs programmes reached 44 million people, that's 72 percent of the UK population.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Michael Jermey, said: "The film captures something of the professionalism, dedication and commitment that ITV News teams have shown in providing essential public service broadcasting at a time of national crisis."