THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 26, 2020


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COVID-19 crisis escalates in New York

Patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York On Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that sees 40,000 people in intensive care. Such a surge would overwhelm hospitals, which now have just 3,000 intensive care unit beds statewide. John Minchillo, AP Photo

Preparing help pack boxes amid COVID-19 scare

Members of the California National Guard Support Group help pack boxes of fruit and vegetables at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, USA on Wednesday. California Governor Gavin Newsom deployed the California National Guard to help distribute food at food banks across the state. Newsom order a state-wide shelter-in-place legal order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, directing residents to stay at home, except for essential work, essential needs, such as grocery shopping, food or food services, banks, laundry, and other essential business will remain open. John G. Mabanglo, EPA-EFE

South Africa declares nationwide lockdown

A billboard is installed on an apartment building in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, before the country of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Nardus Engelbrecht, AP

Pasig's mobile palengke

A woman buys fish sold by vendors from a truck being used as a mobile market, in Pasig City, Thursday. In an effort to decongest traditional public markets, which create social distancing problems, government units in Metro Manila are setting up alternative mobile market programs for citizens to purchase commodities without risking COVID-19 infection from crowded spaces. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA -EFE

Community disinfection against COVID-19

A man wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant inside a village as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Metro Manila, Philippines on Thursday. Around 3 billion people around the globe are affected by nationwide lockdowns as the death toll rose to 21,000 and more than 400,000 people infected with COVID-19. Aaron Favila, AP

Chaplains express support to lockdown front liners

A soldier receives a blessed host placed in a plastic bag during communion rites officiated by Chaplain Bishop Andy Alcoba of International Auxiliary Chaplains Association at a checkpoint in Valenzuela on Wednesday. The IACA, who donated some bottled water, rubbing alcohol and cookies, expressed support to the frontliners stationed in Valenzuela as the enhanced community quarantine remains imposed in Luzon Angie de Silva, ABS-CBN News

A Tokyo worker's quick break amid the COVID-19 outbreak

A cook wearing a mask stands outside a restaurant Thursday in Tokyo. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is setting up a special task force to discuss coronavirus measures and emergency responses as the government now considers the spread of COVID-19 rampant in the country, officials said Thursday. Jae C. Hong, AP

Relief delivery as Metro Manila remains on lockdown

A barangay staff hands a food relief pack to a resident of Brgy. San Miguel in Pasig City on Thursday. Twelve days into the Metro Manila-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics and delivery can be a problem for some villages in the capital region, some of them receiving relief packs for the first time only on Thursday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Food to go

A food delivery driver makes his transaction through a plastic barrier as a preventive measure against COVID-19 in a food chain in Quezon City on Thursday. Many Filipinos have become reliant on delivery services to get meals or groceries owing to the ongoing lockdown set in Luzon to counter the spread of the virus. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters