THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 11, 2020


Posted at Mar 11 2020 11:25 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2020 12:04 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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In isolation

A medical staff member gestures inside an isolation ward at Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on March 10 that Wuhan has turned the tide against the deadly coronavirus outbreak, as he paid his first visit to the city at the heart of the global epidemic. AFP

US CDC releases COVID-19 microscopic image

An isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV or novel coronavirus, is seen in a transmission electron microscopic image obtained from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on Tuesday. At least 29 were reported killed as coronavirus infection rose to almost 1,000 around the country. Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin, CDC Handout via Reuters

Xi Jinping visits coronavirus epicenter Wuhan

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the hospital operations, treatment of patients, protection for medical workers and scientific research at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China on Tuesday. The death toll reached 3,158 with a total of 80,778 reported cases of coronavirus infection in China as of March 10. Xie Huanchim, Xinhua via Reuters

Manila implements ‘Oplan Wisik’ to address spread of coronavirus

Firetrucks belonging to Manila's National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office sprinkle chlorinated disinfectant in public markets and densely populated areas of the city as part of its Oplan Wisik on Wednesday. The city implemented the disinfection around the city as additional precautionary measure to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Nine years after Fukushima disaster

A man prays toward the sea to mourn victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on March 11, 2020, to mark the nine-year anniversary of the disaster. The magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 15,899, injured more than 6,000, and thousands left missing, according to the National Police Agency of Japan. Kyodo via Reuters

Ubiquitous alcohol

People use alcohol to sanitize their hands after a cash transaction at a ticketing booth at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Wednesday. The health department urged the public to practice good personal hygiene like frequent washing of hands to help prevent getting infected by the novel coronavirus as cases rose to 49 as of March 11, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Cleaning the city’s halls

A staff of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conducts misting operations after office hours inside the Manila City Hall on Wednesday. Local government units have undertaken precautionary measures in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country in the past three days. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News