THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 2, 2020


Posted at Apr 03 2020 01:50 AM

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Evacuating COVID-19 patients in France

A medical worker watches from the platform of the Gare d'Austerlitz train station on Wednesday in Paris through the window of a medicalized TGV high speed train before its departure to evacuate patients infected with the COVID-19 from Paris' region hospitals to other hospitals in the western France Brittany region where the outbreak has been limited so far. France has been on lockdown since March 17 in a bid to limit the contagion caused by the novel coronavirus, a situation it has extended until at least April 15. Thomas Samson, AFP

'Bigas hindi dahas'

A resident demands for government aid and maximum tolerance during an indignation protest at Sitio San Roque in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Philippine National Police arrested 21 residents on Wednesday for allegedly violating the enhanced community quarantine guidelines after the residents gathered at a portion of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to demand food and government aid amid the Luzon lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Bernice Beltran, ABS-CBN News

Distribution of relief packs in Sitio San Roque

Officials from Barangay Pag-asa distribute food packs at Sitio San Roque on Thursday, a day after a scuffle ensued between police officers and residents along EDSA. The QC government sent 4000 food packs to residents of Sitio San Roque after residents expressed concern on the alleged lack of assistance amid the Luzon lockdown. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Looking for free food

Brothers Noel and Renzo use an improvised fruit picker as they spot ripe fruit from overhanging branches along a street in Mandaluyong City Thursday. The brothers resorted to fruit picking around the community to put food on the table amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, which will end 12AM of April 13, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Bread for sale during the Luzon-wide lockdown

Men selling bread pass by a fisherman preparing his nets near a construction site in Kawit, Cavite on Thursday, even as the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine remains in effect to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez recently said that food supply is enough amid a lockdown that has reached its halfway point this week. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Funeral chapel shelters health workers during coronavirus crisis

Hospital workers wearing protective face masks prepare to sleep Tuesday on pews in a Makati City funeral chapel that temporarily shelters them and other workers of a nearby hospital catering to COVID-19 patients. Several establishments near hospitals have offered to accommodate health workers as the Luzon-wide lockdown suspended public transportation. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

No entry for non-residents

Residents wearing protective face masks collect their goods from delivery workers near the barbed wire installed outside residential apartment buildings to prevent outsiders from entering amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing, Thursday. China says a chartered flight is currently bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese international students who have struggled to return home as COVID-19 spreads around the world. Andy Wong, AP

Backliners continue their service

Funeral home workers carry a cadaver to the Baesa Crematorium in Quezon City on Thursday. The crematorium recently opened to take in deceased amid the enhanced community quarantine, as potential and confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Cremation services are free for Quezon City indigent residents who will die of COVID-19 or related illnesses. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Aid distribution continues in Mandaluyong

People from the local barangay work with neighborhood associations to identify beneficiaries of the food aid from the local government in Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong on Thursday. Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos was recently advised by city health officials to observe quarantine after she was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News