THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 30, 2020


Posted at Mar 31 2020 01:33 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

Medevac plane crash

Investigators gather around a burnt LionAir plane at Manila's International Airport in Manila on Sunday. Reports indicate the LionAir plane was taking off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila when it burst into flame and crashed on the runway, killing all eight people on board. Francis Malasig, EPA

Police shields against COVID-19

People and police officers wearing protective face masks due to COVID-19 outbreak, keep their distance at a police station in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday. Authorities in countries affected by the virus have been implementing various ways to continue its operation despite the health threat. Chalinee Thirasupa, Reuters

Spraying for safety in Manila

People, mostly out to buy grocery supplies in the area, are disinfected in a sanitation tent upon entering De la Fuente Street in Barangay 452, Zone 45, in Manila City on Monday. A seller at the nearby Trabajo Market was reported to be COVID-19 positive, prompting the market's temporary closure. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Free ride for frontliners

A healthcare worker on Monday carries documents inside a free shuttle provided by government during the lockdown imposed on Luzon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as government agencies and other groups provide free rides to frontliners in the fight against the virus, health workers are often faced with problems getting to their destinations because of lack of transportation. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Work continues for some despite the lockdown

A construction worker wears a shirt over his face as an improvised mask while mounting a billboard frame in Quezon City on Monday, as the Luzon-wide lockdown is in effect to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. There is a shortage in supply of personal protective equipment, even for medical workers, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Lockdown delivery

A delivery man walks on a street of Paris on Monday, the fourteenth day of a lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19. French authorities said they would extend the national lockdown to April 15 as there are some 29,000 people infected with the virus and the death toll at almost 1,700. Joel Saget, AFP

Vincent van Gogh painting stolen

A police car stands in front of the Singer Laren museum in Laren, The Netherlands on Monday after a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen from the museum. The canvas paining 'Spring Garden, the rectory garden in Nuenen in the spring of 1884’, on loan from the Groninger Museum, was stolen overnight Monday. Robin Van Lonkhuusen, EPA-EE