Feb 11, 2018

South Africa's ruling party will meet Monday to decide Zuma’s future

South Africa’s deputy president and leader of the country's ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan via Getty Images

South Africa’s deputy president and leader of the country’s ruling party said Sunday that his political group’s executive body will meet Monday to determine the future of President Jacob Zuma, reports Reuters.

The backdrop: Zuma has been facing widespread calls to resign over corruption allegations. The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is Zuma’s expected successor.

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Scoop: Google to lift coronavirus ad ban, including political ads

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Google will begin to allow some advertisers to run ads across its platforms that address the coronavirus, according to a Google memo sent to clients and obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: Democrats have argued that in banning attack ads targeting President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including on YouTube, Google was shielding his campaign in a critical election year.

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More states issue stay-at-home orders as coronavirus crisis escalates

Data: Axios reporting; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Florida and Georgia governors ordered all residents to stay at home late Wednesday, with exceptions for those engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: In a matter of weeks, the number of states that issued orders nearly quadrupled, affecting almost 300 million Americans.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 956,588 — Total deaths: 48,583 — Total recoveries: 202,728Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 216,722 — Total deaths: 5,137 — Total recoveries: 8,672Map.
  3. Stimulus updates: Social Security recipients won't need to file a tax return to receive their checks.
  4. Jobs update: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week, a staggering number that eclipses the record set on March 26.
  5. States' latest: Florida's slow response may have made its coronavirus outbreak worse — Nearly 40 states have issued stay-at-home orders.
  6. National updates: The Grand Canyon closed after a resident tested positive for coronavirus.
  7. World update: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu re-entered self-quarantine after his health minister tested positive for coronavirus.
  8. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  9. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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