Updated 6:08 a.m. ET, July 8, 2020
- The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization.
- Australia closed the inter-state border between Victoria and NSW as result of a steep rise in Melbourne’s Covid-19 cases. Tonight, Melbourne will go into a six-week lockdown as the country battles a potential second wave of the virus.
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the pandemic.
- At least two dozen US states have paused or rolled back reopening plans as the country nears 3 million officially reported cases. The US averaged just under 50,000 new cases daily over the last week.