THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 10, 2020


Posted at Mar 11 2020 12:19 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

Singapore allows cruise ship to dock amid coronavirus concern

The Costa Fortuna cruise ship approaches the Marina Bay Cruise Center Singapore on Tuesday. Singapore has allowed the Costa Fortuna to dock after it was rejected by Thailand and Malaysia. Singapore's port authority and tourism board said in a joint statement Monday, March 9, that the ship has declared that none of its passengers had any symptoms of respiratory illness. AP Photo

Supermoon in New York

The rising full moon crosses behind the Statue of Liberty, Monday evening, in New York City. The March full moon is one of the 4 supermoons, where it is within 90% of perigee, its nearest to Earth in a given orbit, this 2020. This year’s next supermoon will be in April and May. J. David Ake, AP

Metro mayors meet on local lockdowns after coronavirus cases rise

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, General Manager Arturo Garcia, Jr. attend a joint meeting with Metro Manila mayors to discuss contingency measures on preventing the spread of coronavirus, at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City, Tuesday. Mayors explored the possibility of localized lockdowns on a per-city basis after the number of COVID-19 infections rose to 33. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Disinfecting MRT coaches to prevent coronavirus spread

Sanitation personnel disinfect the rails and seats of MRT-3 coaches to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus at the North Avenue Station in Quezon City on Tuesday. The Philippines has seen a dramatic rise in the number of confirmed infections, which is currently pegged at 35 as of March 10, 2020. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Press freedom advocates push for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Press freedom advocates and supporters hold a protest calling for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise, outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday. Rep. Franz Alvarez, chairman of the House committee on legislative franchises urged the National Telecommunications Commission to issue a provisional authority pending the broadcast company’s franchise renewal in Congress. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pope Francis celebrates Mass alone amid coronavirus spread

This photo taken and handout on Tuesday shows Pope Francis celebrating a daily Mass alone in the Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19. Pope Francis delivered his traditional Angelus Prayers and expressed solidarity to the victims of the novel coronavirus via livestream on March 8, following orders from the Italian government in its attempt to bring down cases of infection around the country. Vatican Media via AFP/ Handout

End of the day

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past the Andres Bonifacio Shrine in Manila at the end of a working day on Tuesday. More than a dozen cases of COVID-19 have been added to the list since President Duterte declared a nationwide state of public health emergency on Monday. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News