June 25, 2020 / 5:05 AM / a day ago

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT–Schedule of Reuters features from this week

July 9 (Reuters) - Every week, Reuters journalists produce scores of multimedia features and human-interest stories from around the world.

Below are some engaging stories selected by our editors, as well as explanatory context and background on the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full schedule of news and events, please go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect here

Baseball-Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

TOKYO, July 8 - With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. (BASEBALL-JAPAN/ROBOTS (TV, PIX), by Jack Tarrant, 199 words)

Belgians holiday in trees as COVID-19 prompts staycations

BORGLOON, Belgium, July 8 - Rather than take a summer holiday abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, some Belgians are trying a novel camping experience at home: spending a night in a tear drop-shaped tent hanging from a tree. (BELGIUM-HOLIDAY/TREE-TENT (PIX, TV), by Bart Biesemans, 259 words)

Who you gonna call? Germbusters! Pandemic drives boom in spray machines

STAMFORD, Connecticut, July 6 - Timothy Kane, CEO of Goodway Technologies Corp, has never been so popular. Making machines that spray disinfectant, once a niche business, is now an essential service - and the phone is ringing off the hook. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/FOGGERS (FOCUS), by Timothy Aeppel, 718 words)

Why time feels so weird in 2020

NEW YORK, July 6 - The global coronavirus pandemic has heightened our awareness that time is subjective. For some people who enjoy working from home, the days have whizzed by. For others desperate to travel or visit a loved one, time has slowed to a crawl. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/TIME (GRAPHIC), moved, 148 words)

Bolsonaro bets ‘miraculous cure’ for COVID-19 can save Brazil - and his life

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA. July 8 - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has gone all in on hydroxychloroquine to help his coronavirus-ravaged country beat COVID-19. He has pushed his government to make the malaria drug widely available and encouraged Brazilians to take it, both to prevent the disease and to treat it. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRAZIL-HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX), by Gabriel Stargardter and Lisandra Paraguassu, 2500 words)

Strains of hope: Chilean nurse serenades COVID-19 patients with violin

SANTIAGO, July 6 - When most Chilean nurses finish their long shifts caring for the country’s many COVID-19 patients, there is little else on their minds but seeing their families, eating and sleeping. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHILE-NURSE (TV, PIX), by Reuters TV, 305 words)

Free ambulance helps save mothers and babies in Kenya lockdown

NAIROBI, July 7 - As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Hospital, started seeing more death and complications. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/KENYA-AMBULANCES (PIX, TV), by Ayenat Mersie, 432 words)

In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

TOKYO, July 7 - A few hours after sundown last week, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo’s business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night. (HEALTH CORONAVIRUS/JAPAN-TEMPLE (UPDATE 1, PIX), by Sakura Murakami, 593 words)

Hong Kong’s top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

HONG KONG - As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier this year, Chris Tang enthusiastically supported the move. It was needed, Hong Kong’s combative police chief said, to extinguish calls for the city’s independence and restore order. (HONGKONG-PROTESTS/SECURITY-POLICE (SPECIAL REPORT; PIX), by Greg Torode, James Pomfret and David Lague, 2480 words)

Srebrenica survivor on mission to find massacre victims’ remains

KAMENICE, Bosnia July 7 - Srebrenica genocide survivor Ramiz Nukic has made himself a promise - he will search for the remains of victims of the mass killing 25 years ago until the last of them is found. (BOSNIA-SREBRENICA/BONE COLLECTOR (PIX, TV), by Daria Sito-Sucic, 400 words)

With miniature mannequins, Dior unveils post-lockdown collection

PARIS, July 6 - French couture house Christian Dior upended its traditional catwalk show on Monday, presenting its intricate designs on miniature mannequins in a twist brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (FASHION-PARIS/HAUTE COUTURE-DIOR (PIX, TV), moved, 245 words)

Mediterranean marine life flourished during lockdown - Italian coastguard

LAZIO, Italy, July 6 - Marine life in the Mediterranean off Italy flourished during the coronavirus lockdown as water quality improved and species moved into spaces vacated by people and ships, the Italian coastguard has found. (HEALTH–CORONAVIRUS/ITALY-SEA (PIX, TV), by Antonio Denti, 363 words)


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EXPLAINER-What you need to know about Hong Kong’s national security law

FACTBOX-What is Britain’s ‘route to citizenship’ for Hong Kong residents?

Details of Hong Kong national security law published by China

FACTBOX-What Hong Kong opinion poll respondents are saying about protests, security law


* Where Biden and Trump stand on key issues (tmsnrt.rs/2O6OPVF)

FACTBOX-People of color whose deaths inspired wave of U.S. protests

FACTBOX-Trump and Biden divided on race, criminal justice policies

FACTBOX-What changes are governments making in response to U.S. racial justice protests?

FACTBOX-What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

What U.S. police are shooting at protesters (tmsnrt.rs/3gXIskJ)


* COVID SCIENCE-Virus tricks the body into attacking brain; common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

* COVID SCIENCE-Inflammation key to severe COVID-19 in high-risk groups

The Lifeline Pipeline: the drugs, tests and tactics that may conquer coronavirus (reut.rs/3bhMUaE)

* FACTBOX-U.S. pours billions into development of coronavirus vaccines, tests

* FACTBOX-Countries where remdesivir is approved or supported for treating COVID-19

FACTBOX-What doctors have learned about fighting COVID-19

EXPLAINER-What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

EXPLAINER-Summer might slow coronavirus but is unlikely to stop it

EXPLAINER-Who’s WHO? The World Health Organization under scrutiny

The COVID-19 testing challenge (tmsnrt.rs/3d7v0be)

When medical resources are limited, who should get care first? (tmsnrt.rs/3cbqJng)

Ventilators: A bridge between life and death (tmsnrt.rs/2VNK7B2)

Protecting those fighting the coronavirus (tmsnrt.rs/2LpR7xM)


* Why time feels so weird in 2020 (tmsnrt.rs/3dXsbJP)

* Prominent people diagnosed with COVID-19

* FACTBOX-U.S. state requirements on wearing face coverings

EXPLAINER-How U.S. airlines are trying to stop COVID-19 on flights

FACTBOX-‘Bubbles’: How England plans to reopen schools to all pupils

EXPLAINER-The coronavirus risks of everyday activities as economies reopen

The new normal: How far is far enough? (tmsnrt.rs/3dKqnnn)

How to construct a face mask (tmsnrt.rs/2SfTsiz)

Don't hoard: A calculator to help you figure out how long your food will last you while under quarantine (reut.rs/2xmXgHA)

Tracing COVID-19: Using technology to track the contagion (tmsnrt.rs/3f00GRK)


* EXPLAINER-What 1.1 million foreign students contribute to the U.S. economy

* FACTBOX-Global economic policy response to the coronavirus crisis

* FACTBOX-Global central bank response to the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus and the global economy (tmsnrt.rs/3cg7OXF)

Pandemic leads to six months of global market mayhem

FACTBOX-Pandemic, oil crash trigger wave of bankruptcies in corporate America


* Where COVID-19 is spreading fastest in the U.S. (tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR) ​​​​​​​

TIMELINE-How the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded

Global tracker (tmsnrt.rs/2W82n73)

U.S. tracker (tmsnrt.rs/2ySIhG0)

Track COVID-19 in your country (tmsnrt.rs/35gqhkN)

How COVID-19 deaths multiplied across countries as the pandemic spread (tmsnrt.rs/3bJC2CN)


Vietnam's gold-plated hotel (reut.rs/3gE3UdB)

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion (reut.rs/2O4siZP)

America reckons with Confederate legacy (reut.rs/2Za3HsC)

Protests against racial inequality sweep across America (reut.rs/2BUmU8S)

Life in the age of coronavirus (reut.rs/2NlygVw)

Our world re-engineered for social distancing (reut.rs/2YqXpVi)

Aerial views of our pandemic-hit world (reut.rs/3gFPk5g)

Notable people diagnosed with COVID-19 (reut.rs/3dRUqd4)

Notable deaths in 2020 (reut.rs/2YNNf12) (Compiled by Mike Collett-White, Patrick Enright, Janet Lawrence and Tiffany Wu)

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