Frequently Asked Questions

Offices and factories have shut down. Hospitals are scrambling for equipment and beds. With many people required to stay at home, people working in grocery stores and retail shops are now essential workers.

The crisis has injected uncertainty into what used to be mundane tasks for many people: Is that doorknob safe to touch? Can I go to the gym or do my laundry? Can I hug my grandparents?

We know you have questions about staying healthy, about what to do if you’ve lost your job, what has happened to your retirement investments and which businesses are still open and why.

Below are some of the most common questions and answers on health, life, politics, travel & money.

Health

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...

Life

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...

Travel

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...

Politics

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...

Money

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...

Staying In

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police break up citizenship protests as lockdown enforced

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public...

Dozens of new coronavirus cases tracked to Beijing food market | DW News

China has reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in two months, sparking fears that a new wave of infections could spread...

Italy's hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus as death toll soars

Italy overtook China to have the world's highest coronavirus death toll, with more than 3,400 victims and over 41,000 infected. Hospitals in the hardest-hit...

Coronavirus: BJP leader Ram Kadam urges govt to lock down Mumbai, Pune

Following the death of a 64-year-old coronavirus patient in Mumbai, BJP's Ram Kadam expressed his grief and advised the Maharashtra government to lockdown a...

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

As the world neared 12 million COVID-19 cases, new infections are accelerating in at least two World Health Organization regions, with illnesses recently...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Tips on Social Distancing But Staying in Touch, Prevent Social Isolation

Coronavirus, Virus, Virus infection, Coronavirus symptoms, Ebola, H1N1, Zika virus, Parainfluenza, Viral fever, Corona disease, Airborne diseases, Viral diseases, H1n1 virus, Corona symptoms It’s hard...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine | TODAY

Researchers at Pfizer say a new coronavirus vaccine trial now underway in the U.S. could lead to a vaccine for emergency use by as...

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Once again, the United States saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 60,000 new cases recorded and more than 3...

Coronavirus on June 23, Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215

India Tuesday reported 14,933 new cases of the novel coronavirus. This takes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215, including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 recoveries....

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 08, 2020

Korean nightclub-goers linked to 246-person COVID-19 outbreakAt least 246 COVID-19 cases have been tied to reopened nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, after the...