THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 6, 2020


Posted at Mar 07 2020 01:36 AM

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Duterte inspects NLEX-Harbor Link in Caloocan

The chopper carrying President Rodrigo Duterte hovers over the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Circumferential Road 3 (C3)-R10 Section as he leads the inspection in Caloocan City on Thursday. The project, which aims to ease traffic in Metro Manila, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with NLEX Corporation. Valerie Escalera, Presidential Photo

Grand Princess quarantined off California coast

In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a National Guard helicopter delivering coronavirus testing kits hovers above the Grand Princess cruise ship Thursday, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard, including 520 Filipino crew, to hold off the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew could be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died and at least one other became infected of Covid-19. Princess Cruises says fewer than 100 of those aboard have been identified for testing. Michele Smith via AP

Safety against coronavirus?

A baby wearing a face mask inside a stroller is seen as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China on Thursday. The World Health Organization reported more than 95,000 from 79 countries have been infected with COVID-19 with more than 3,000 people killed since the virus was detected in December 31, 2019. Aly Song, Reuters

Gabriela Youth rally near US Embassy

Members of Gabriela Youth, a group that advocates women’s issues, shout slogans and wave placards near the U.S. embassy in Manila on Friday. The group says the protest calls for a stop to all joint military exercises and defense treaties between the Philippines and the United States. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

P102 million shabu labeled as 'Chinese tea'

Chemists of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) lay out blocks of shabu which were concealed in packs labeled as Chinese tea during a press briefing in Quezon City, Friday. PDEA agents yesterday seized shabu worth 102 million pesos and arrested a suspected drug trafficker during a buy-bust operation in Cavite. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE

Coronavirus cleanse

A volunteer disinfects a Christian church in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Friday. Hubei province reported 126 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Thursday, all coming from the epicenter Wuhan. Li Ke, EPA-EFE

Teachers call for salary increase

Teachers led by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines dance to the One Billion Rising theme song at the Quezon Science Interactive Grounds in Quezon City on Friday. Made up of mostly women, the group marked their early commemoration of the upcoming International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) on March 8, by dancing in an “SG 15” formation as they called for a pay raise to salary grade 15. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Filipino fans

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece talks to a fan after a Davis Cup World Group II playoffs match in Manila on Friday as a girl shows off an autographed picture of the world No. 6 ranked player. Tsitsipas handily beat Filipino opponent AJ Lim earlier in the day, 6-2, 6-1. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Muslim prayer hall in Greenhills temporarily closed

A Filipino Muslim wearing a protective mask closes the doors to a Muslim prayer hall for disinfection procedures in San Juan City on Friday. Philippines health officials on the same day confirmed two new Covid-19 cases in the country, one of whom is a Filipino who used to frequent the Greenhills prayer facility. The San Juan City mayor ordered the temporary closure of the prayer facility for disinfection procedures. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE