THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 27, 2020


Posted at Mar 28 2020 02:57 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Virus worries stalk US Navy visitors in Philippines

US Navy sailors hang targets during a small arms qualification aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea in this photo taken on March 22, 2020. All 5,000 personnel aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier will be tested for the coronavirus as 8 sailors are now infected, US Navy officials said on March 26, 2020. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Conner D. Blake, US Navy Handout via Reuters

Recovering from COVID-19

Judie Shape, 81, who had been diagnosed with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was a resident at Life Care Center of Kirkland, the long-term care facility linked to confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, leaves the center with her daughter, Lori Spencer, in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. on Thursday. Shape was tested positive of COVID-19 days after she entered the facility where 3 dozen patients died due to the disease. David Ryder, Reuters

Cheers for Barcelona health workers

Health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working on the COVID-19 virus outbreak at the main gate of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. Spain recorded one of the highest coronavirus cases in Europe with more than 4,000 deaths out of 56,000 confirmed cases all over the country. Emilio Morenatti, AP Photo

Disinfection continues

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection use firehoses as disinfection efforts continue along West Avenue in Quezon City on Friday. The Philippines recorded 707 cases of COVID-19 infection on the 12th day of the enhanced community quarantine being imposed in Luzon in a bid to prevent spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). ABS-CBN News

A prayer to the Black Nazarene

A devotee prays in front of the closed Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday amid the enhanced community quarantine. President Duterte declared the fourth week of March 2020 as the National Week of Prayer and called on the public to unite in prayer as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Mobile vegetable stores in quarantined villages

Ambulant vendors sell vegetables to motorists and pedestrians along Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon City on Friday, the 13th day of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. The vendors say they travel on foot for one hour with their carts to Balintawak Market to get their goods and walk back another one and half hours back to where they sell their goods. They say they are still being allowed by authorities because they sell basic food items needed by those staying at home. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Customers queue for groceries in Makati

Residents walk home after buying groceries at a local convenience store in Makati while other customers line up to take their turn on Friday. Grocery stores are practicing physical distancing and allowing only small batches inside as part of the enhanced community quarantine measures being implemented in the city. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Packed jails are COVID-19 traps

Inmates lie to sleep at the crowded courtyard of the jail in Quezon City on Friday. The United Nations recently sounded the alarm on packed detention centers being vulnerable to the new coronavirus because of challenges in physical distancing and self isolation, and urged governments to to something about the situation. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News