THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 23, 2020


Posted at Mar 24 2020 01:04 AM

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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Croatia

Firefighters carry a person on a stretcher after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday. A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. AP Photo

Helping Italy: Cuba sends doctors, nurses as coronavirus cases rise

An emergency contingent of Cuban doctors and nurses arrive at Italy's Malpensa airport after travelling from Cuba to help Italy battle the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near Milan, Italy on Sunday. The coronavirus has killed more than 13,000 people with more than 300,000 infected around the globe, with Italy reporting 28,370 COVID-19 cases and 4,825 deaths as of March 22. Daniele Mascolo, Reuters

Race against time: France reports new coronavirus-linked deaths

Medical staff use a trolley to move a patient towards a medical helicopter at The Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France, on Sunday, as patients are evacuated to another hospital facility, on the sixth day of a strict lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). At least 562 people were reported killed, including one doctor, with than 6,000 infected by the coronavirus in France. Sebastien Bozon, AFP

Mission combat COVID-19

Members of the Philippine Army wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) get ready for deployment during the commemoration of Philippine Army’s anniversary at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig on Monday. The soldiers will be deployed to different Quarantine Assistance Stations as Luzon is placed under enhanced community quarantine to prevent spread of COVID-19 cases. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Temporary shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic

Homeless Filipinos rest on modular tents inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center in Manila on Monday as the enhanced community quarantine remains in full swing. The Philippine Congress' House Committee of the Whole on Monday tackled a bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte more powers during the national emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic. Francis R. Malasig, EPA-EFE

At the frontlines

A medical professional waits to screen possible COVID-19 cases at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City on Monday. Health professionals are put at risk everyday as they continue to be at the frontlines of the fight against the virus. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

San Juan distributes relief goods to residents

Residents of San Juan City in Metro Manila receive relief goods containing food and other items from the local government on Monday as the entire Luzon continues to be on lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Health officials said Monday the virus has already infected 462 in the country, of whom 33 died.. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

No walk in the park

A soldier calls the attention of bystanders at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to vacate the park before sundown on Monday amid the enhanced community quarantine implemented in Metro Manila to counter the spread of COVID-19. The homeless were told to go to the Department of Social Welfare and Development but most of them opted to just transfer to another place, at the back of the PhilPost office where they will spend the night. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

San Juan COVID-19 disinfection continues

A woman reacts as a member of a disinfection team sprays the streets of Barangay West Crame in San Juan City as a precaution against COVID-19 on Monday. The Philippines' health department reported on Monday the largest number so far of new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a single day at 82, raising the country's total tally to 462. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A bridge too far

A driver pushes his pedicab on an empty Jones Bridge in Manila on Monday as the enhanced community quarantine is implemented in the capital to counter the spread of COVID-19. People have mostly stayed home more than a week since the lockdown was started as most businesses and public transportation have been ordered shut. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Olympics up in the air as COVID-19 pandemic continues

A countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is reflected in a puddle of water outside Tokyo Station on Monday. The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won't send a team to the games this year and the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games, also calling for a delay. Joe C. Hong, AP

India begins shutdown due to COVID-19

A replica of an elephant wearing a face mask is moved through a street to create awareness against COVID-19 in Chennai, India on Monday. Authorities have gradually begun the shutdown ordered over the country with a population of some 1.3 billion people including major cities New Delhi and Mumbai as efforts to halt the spread of the virus intensify. P. Ravikumar, Reuters