THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 2, 2020


Posted at Mar 03 2020 12:59 AM

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Novel coronavirus hits nursing home in Washington

A staff member blocks the view as a person is taken via stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, in Kirkland, Washington. Health officials reported two cases of COVID-19 virus connected to the Life Care Center of Kirkland. One is a Life Care worker, a woman in her 40s who is in satisfactory condition at a hospital, and the other is a woman in her 70s and a resident at Life Care who is hospitalized in serious condition. Neither have traveled out of the country. Elaine Thompson, AP

UP Diliman Chancellorship turnover ceremony

Professor Fidel Nemenzo poses for photos with Professor Emeritus Michael Tan and the Nemenzo family during University of the Philippines-Diliman Chancellorship Turnover Ceremony at the Oblation Plaza, UP Diliman on Monday. Nemenzo, former Vice Chancellor for Research and Development and mathematics professor, will be in position as Chancellor until 2023 Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Walking to safety

Guardians direct students from a preschool to safety after a commotion inside Virra Mall in Greenhills, San Juan on Monday. Members of the Philippine National Police are checking reports that a gunshot was heard inside the shopping mall. Mark Demayo , ABS-CBN News

Cliff diving in Bani, Pangasinan

Local tourists jump off a cliff at Polipol Island in Bani, Pangasinan over the weekend as the summer season nears. The Department of Tourism encourages local tourism spots to practice safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the country anticipates the arrival of tourists for the summer season. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

S. Korea has 4,212 COVID-19 cases

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a market in Daegu on Monday. South Korea reported nearly 500 new coronavirus cases on March 2, sending the largest national total in the world outside China past 4,000. YONHAP via AFP

Greenhills hostage-taking ends

Police grapple with Alchie Paray, who took several hostages on Monday, while he was speaking with witnesses and the media after negotiations with authorities ended the ordeal that lasted for some nine hours. The hostage-taking by the disgruntled former security guard started before noon, leaving one person injured and forced the evacuation of the mall. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News