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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 13, 2020

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Posted at Mar 14 2020 12:50 AM

Coronavirus hit NCR placed on 'community quarantine'

President Rodrigo Duterte announces the resolution adopted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) following the meeting at the Malacañan Palace on Thursday evening. Duterte placed the National Capital Region on “Community Quarantine” starting March 15 in an attempt to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus as DOH reported 52 Covid-19 cases, with 5 confirmed deaths in the country on March 12. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo

Leaving the metro amid coronavirus scare

People take a ride at a bus station along Buendia Avenue in Pasay City on Friday, 2 days before the scheduled imposition of the “community quarantine” of Metro Manila on March 15. Commuters, mostly students, travel to their respective home provinces for the month-long travel ban to and from the National Capital Region as announced by President Duterte on Thursday evening. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

PNP prepares for community quarantine

Police officers wearing masks shake hands during a gathering at the Manila Police Headquarters in Manila on Friday. President Duterte announced on Thursday a resolution placing Metro Manila on “community quarantine” effective on 15 March midnight until 14 April 2020, after the Philippines raised Code Red Sub-Level 2 on the COVID-19 outbreak. The Philippines has over 50 confirmed cases with five deaths after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Mark R. Cristino, EPA

Payday Friday

Town hall employees wearing protective masks wait to be called to claim their mid-month salary in Cainta, Rizal, Friday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a community quarantine on Metro Manila effective 15 March to 14 April 2020, after the Philippines raised Code Red Sub-Level 2 on the COVID-19 outbreak. The Philippines has over 50 confirmed cases with five deaths after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE

After mass blessing

People reach out their hands as a layperson sprays them with holy water after attending mass at the Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday. The Archdiocese of Manila said it would not hold public Mass services from March 14 to 20 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. This follows government's declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila from March 15 to April 14 in a bid to contain the virus. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Dry season nears

Children use boats docked near the Baseco Compound in Manila as makeshift diving platforms as they cool off at the Manila Bay on Friday. Weather bureau PAGASA said the country’s dry season is expected to begin in the last week of March even as Manila experienced a heat index of 39 degrees on March 8, 2020, the hottest so far this year. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

No social distancing here: Passengers crowd NAIA Terminal 3

Passengers line up at the Cebu Pacific ticketing office at the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City on Friday, to rebook flights days before a travel ban to and from Metro Manila as part of the "community quarantine" of the country's capital. Domestic travel through land, sea and air will be prohibited from March 15 to April 14 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus around the country. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News