THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 31, 2020


Posted at Apr 01 2020 12:41 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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US Naval Ship Comfort arrives in New York for COVID-19 response

An NYPD officer is pictured as the USNS Comfort pulled into a berth in Manhattan during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., Monday. New York recorded a total of 59, 513 COVID-19 cases with 965 deaths, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Carlo Allegri, Reuters

Checking for COVID-19 symptoms in Brazil

Medical personnel check people inside their cars to find out if they have symptoms of COVID-19 in Guarulhos on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday. COVID-19 cases rose to 784, 000 around the globe, with more than 37,000 deaths, which pushed countries to imposed lockdowns to prevent spread of the coronavirus. Andre Penner, AP Photo

Marikina prepares COVID-19 testing center

Lineworkers from a local electric company installs a power line that will provide electricity to one of Marikina City’s newly constructed buildings on Tuesday. The building, originally constructed as the city’s public safety center at Bayan-Bayan Avenue, will be used as Marikina’s testing facility for suspected COVID-19 patients after DOH disapproved the original location at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, citing biohazard standards. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

PNP urges public to stay home

Members of the Philippine National Police from the Anonas Police Station 9 hold placards urging the public to stay home at a checkpoint along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Health Department recently reported more than 1500 COVID-19 positive cases and 78 deaths as of March 30, 2020. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Protected enterprise

A fish vendor tends to her stall behind a plastic barrier as a precaution against COVID-19 at the Las Piñas City public market, Tuesday. In a late-night televised speech Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said the government will provide a recovery package for micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises, the details of which are still being prepared by the economic team as part of "the largest and widest social protection program in our country’s history." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Disinfection against COVID-19

Barangay Public Safety Officers spray disinfectant inside a townhouse complex in Barangay Valencia, Quezon City on Tuesday, in a move to prevent the spread of the contagious coronavirus disease. Quezon City has recorded 140 positive COVID-19 cases, with 26 deaths and 10 recoveries as of March 30. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

MRT maintenance during Luzon lockdown

Metro Rail Transit (MRT) workers conduct maintenance on the MRT line along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Kamuning, Quezon City on Tuesday. The operation of mass public transportation facilities and public utility vehicles in Luzon is suspended until the lifting of the lockdown that is currently imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Disinfecting Borongan Church

Fire officers Melanie Morallos and Venice Gerente of the Borongan CIty fire station disinfect on Tuesday - the last day of the Fire Prevention and Women's Month - the area fronting the Borongan Cathedral in Eastern Samar province. Gerente said the Bureau of Fire Protection cancelled the agency's fire protection program, dubbed Oplan Ligtas na Pamayanan, to focus on efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Rice for quarantined communities

City workers on Tuesday pack rice in bags for distribution to quarantined communities in Marikina City amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Agriculture on the same day proposed the importation of some 300,000 metric tons of rice to ensure food security in the country during the crisis. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE