Futures rise at the end of stormy week

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures gained on Friday with bargain hunters returning at the end of a tumultuous week marked by a record collapse in oil prices and growing evidence of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The

South Africa to ease virus lockdown restrictions

South Africa’s president has announced an easing of some lockdown restrictions beginning next month, citing economic concerns. But President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that most people should remain at home, public gatherings remain banned, and the country’s borders will stay closed.

How to stay safe from coronavirus at home and outside

As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread around the world, many governments impose lockdowns and close borders. Most countries around the world have put in place coronavirus restrictions, from bans on public gatherings to closing borders, in a bid to curb the

Venezuelan man shot dead amid protests over shortages, NGO says

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) – A Venezuelan man was shot dead on Thursday as locals protesting food and gas shortages looted several stores in one southern town, a rights group said, as frustrations spiked six weeks into a quarantine that

Coronavirus pushes US jobless to Depression level: Live updates

UK scientists have started testing an experimental vaccine as the death toll from the infection hits 190,000 worldwide. 26 million people have sought US jobless aid in the past five weeks since the coronavirus hit. About one in six American workers

‘Ousted’ US vaccine expert to file complaint

A vaccine expert who says he lost his job because he disagreed with Donald Trump’s claims about treatments for Covid-19 is to file a whistleblower complaint, his lawyers say. Dr Rick Bright led the US government agency trying to develop