Updated 6:04 a.m. ET, May 18, 2020
- The numbers: More than 4.7 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide, including at least 315,000 deaths.
- World wants answers: More than 100 countries have proposed a draft resolution calling for an independent "evaluation" into the pandemic, which will be presented to the WHO.
- Japan recession: The world's third-largest economy shrank in the first quarter and analysts warn the pandemic will likely make things even worse.
- In the US: Nearly 1.5 million cases have been reported and the death toll is approaching 90,000.