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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 24, 2020

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Posted at Mar 25 2020 01:15 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Frontliners

Nurses Ester Quisol and Cheryl Ravelo walk from their 12-hour duty at East Avenue Medical Center to Quisol's home around the Kamuning area in Quezon City Tuesday amid the enhanced community quarantine. They usually walk to and from work when they don't catch the free bus rides carrying medical workers. Private vehicles have picked them up along the way in some days within the week. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Extra hand protection against COVID-19

A woman wearing a protective mask and plastic gloves queues at a grocery store amid the enhanced community quarantine in Quezon City on Tuesday. Thousands flock to groceries where strict social distancing is practiced to fight the spread of COVID-19. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

‘Social distancing’ in Las Pinas wet market

Vendors sell fish at a market next to a social distancing placard amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic crisis, in Las Pinas on Tuesday. The Department of Health reported on March 24 that the number of people infected with coronavirus surpassed 500. Francis Malasig, EPA

Senate approves ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One’ Act

Senators led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and some government officials work past midnight on Tuesday to deliberate Senate Bill 1418 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. The upper chamber passed the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte powers to fight COVID-19. Henzberg Austria, Senate PRIB

Scuba mask against COVID-19

A woman wears a scuba mask and a surgical mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, while buying food in a popular market in Lima, Peru, Monday. At least 16, 146 deaths and more than 360,000 COVID-19 cases in 174 countries have been reported globally. Rodrigo Abd, AP

Wuhan readies lockdown lift

A staff member sprays disinfectant at the Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, China on Tuesday. China announced on March 24 that a lockdown, which lasted around two months, would be lifted on April 8, affecting more than 50 million people in central Hubei where the COVID-19 virus first emerged late last year. AFP

Personal protective equipment ready for distribution

Vice President Leni Robredo checks a batch of personal protective equipment to be donated to hospitals on Tuesday. The office of the Vice President said it has raised some P24.5 million in donations, which will be used to augment the dwindling supply of PPEs at hospitals to help fight COVID-19. Charlie Villegas, OVP

Fire hits Quezon City barangay

Firefighters put out embers after a fire razed several residential buildings and establishments in Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City on Tuesday. The fire, which reached Task Force Bravo, was declared under control at 6:30 p.m. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Gates of disinfection

Vehicles pass through a "disinfection gate," as they enter Manila along Roxas Boulevard corner Quirino Avenue on Tuesday. The facility, which sprays a mist of disinfecting solution, was set up by the Manila City Engineer’s Office and manned by the Manila Police to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Manning the entrance

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) man the entrance of the emergency room at the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Tondo as they wait for patients on Tuesday. The Department of Health recently asked for the understanding of health workers over the shortage of PPEs. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

People take pictures with the Olympic Flame during a ceremony in Fukushima City, Japan on Tuesday. In an unprecedented move, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics to 2021 due to the COVID-19 threat. Jae C. Hong, AP