Updated 11:44 a.m. ET, August 3, 2020
- In the US, stimulus negotiations are set to resume after the $600 unemployment benefit lapsed at the end of last week.
- A scaled-down US Republican convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press and parts will be livestreamed due to social distancing rules.
- Mexico's Covid-19 death toll is now more than 47,000. Only the US and Brazil have recorded more virus-related deaths.
- The Australian state of Victoria declared a "state of disaster," locking down millions in Melbourne to fight a soaring coronavirus outbreak.