Updated 6:09 a.m. ET, May 8, 2020
- The numbers: More than 3.8 million cases of the novel coronavirus, including at least 269,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- UN appeal: The pandemic is unleashing "a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering," the UN secretary general said, as he called for an end to hate speech.
- Australia's road map: PM Scott Morrison has unveiled a three-point plan for reopening the country, and hopes to have it completed by July.
- In the US: More than 1.25 million cases and over 75,000 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded.