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A cyclist on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on March 20. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Illinois residents in the state will be subject to a stay-at-home order from 5 p.m. on Saturday until the end of April 7, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday.

Why it matters: Five deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the state, per the Illinois health department, with 585 confirmed cases as of Friday — 163 more than Thursday. Most recorded cases are currently in Chicago and surrounding counties.

The big picture: Illinois is the third state to mandate residents to remain at home and avoid travel other than buying essential items and seeking medical assistance.

Catch up quick: Groceries, hospitals and medical offices, gas stations and pharmacies will continue operating in Illinois. Pritzker said residents could still pick up orders from restaurants, but "non-essential businesses must stop operating."

  • Evictions should be halted, Pritzker said.
  • "I’ve instructed law enforcement to monitor for violations," Pritzker said, emphasizing that residents should take it upon themselves to self-isolate.
  • On Sunday, he ordered all bars and restaurants in Illinois to close through March 30.

What you can do: Avoid close contact with those who are sick, wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home daily.

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Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for coronavirus

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a press conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. Photo: Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders at FOX News' studios in New York City in 2019. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she's running for governor of Arkansas.

The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.