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

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...

Life

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...

Travel

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...

Politics

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...

Money

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...

Staying In

Studies trace COVID-19 spread to international flights

Three studies published late last week describe in-flight COVID-19 transmission, with one involving a single symptomatic passenger who likely infected at least 12...

Boost for global response to covid-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to covax facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These...

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the colossal undertaking will see around 7 million census workers spread out across the country, collecting names,...

Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter...

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification...