Trump’s claims about disinfectant and sunlight fact-checked

President Donald Trump has questioned whether injecting people with disinfectants and exposing patients’ bodies to UV light could help treat the coronavirus. The Reality Check team has been looking into both of these issues. Claim 1 “I see the disinfectant,

Islam's holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins

RIYADH/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday with Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem largely empty of worshippers as the coronavirus crisis forced authorities to impose unprecedented restrictions. During Ramadan, Muslims the world over

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