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,
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
Kim Myong, who held a senior government role in North Korea before escaping to the West, said it was “absurd lies” to claim the country had no coronavirus cases and the true number “very likely exceeds imagination”. Mr Kim suggested
(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
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the biggest conundrum of his premiership as he recuperates from COVID-19: how to lift a lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the
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.
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
Turkish president announces curfew for youth, shuts borders of 31 cities to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Turkey decided to shut down borders of 31 cities and imposed a partial curfew for citizens under the age of 20, effective from midnight
The figures translate to a real unemployment rate of 20.6 percent, the highest level since 1934. On the week ending April 18, another 4.4 million Americans filed unemployment claims. It is the fifth consecutive week of over 3 million claims.
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