THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 3, 2020


Posted at Apr 04 2020 02:47 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Living in Manila’s empty streets

A homeless man feeds one of his dogs as he and his sons take shelter along an empty street following the Luzon lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Manila on Thursday evening. The Philippines recorded 2, 633 COVID-19 infections with 107 deaths and 51 recoveries, according to the health department. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Protecting a newborn amid coronavirus scare

A newborn baby is seen in a hospital wearing a protective face shield during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday. Thailand imposed a strict lockdown and a curfew that will begin Friday as COVID-19 cases rise to 1,872 as of April 2. Reuters/Handout

Raising awareness vs COVID-19 in India

A policeman (right) wearing a coronavirus-themed outfit composed of helmet, mace and shield, gestures towards a vendor at a market to raise awareness about physical distancing, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on Thursday. Global coronavirus cases surpassed the 1 million mark with more than 52,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University research. Arun Sankar, AFP

Garbage truck accident along EDSA

Traffic enforcers inspect the scene of a road accident approaching the Ortigas flyover along the EDSA southbound lane Friday afternoon. The driver said that the garbage dump bed of the truck got caught on a road sign and toppled it over leading to the accident. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Baclaran church shelters Albay residents

A security personnel sprays disinfectants as construction workers enter the Baclaran Church compound in Parañaque on Thursday afternoon. A bus carrying over 40 construction workers who were denied entry to Albay because of quarantine guidelines returned to Manila and are currently staying at Baclaran Church for temporary shelter amid the Luzon lockdown. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Fighting COVID-19 with handmade soap

Faculty members of the Eastern Samar State University Natural Sciences Department in Borongan produce 6,000 pieces of antibacterial soap and disinfectants to be distributed to students, frontliners and other establishments in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. The team opted to use natural materials like guava and lemon leaves due to lack of supplies of essential oils based on a guideline issued by the World Health Organization. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Access to fresh produce amid lockdown

A woman clad in a whole body poncho for protection buys vegetables at a temporary market along Elliptical Road in Quezon City that was set-up amid the Luzon lockdown on Friday, April 3, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has instructed its regional directors to coordinate transportation of fresh vegetables to Metro Manila to ensure ample supply and avoid wastage of crops amid the enhanced community quarantine. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

OFWs given amnesty in Kuwait on their way home

Filipinos who availed of a general amnesty granted by the Kuwaiti government are escorted by a policewoman as they arrive at the Kuwait International Airport on Friday on their way home to Manila amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Despite their undocumented status, the Filipinos, mostly distressed OFWs who left their employers after experiencing maltreatment, have been cleared to exit on humanitarian grounds because of the pandemic. Yasser Al-zayyat, AFP

No rush before the Holy Week

Jomar Solomon, a streetsweeper at the Cubao commercial center, continues with his job at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal that is closed for operations on Friday. The terminal, normally teeming with people trying to leave the city for the Holy Week break at this time, was completely empty of buses and passengers due to the enhanced community quarantine being implemented in Metro Manila to stop the spread of COVID-19. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Blessing the quarantined

Priests and brothers of the Mary Mirror of Justice Parish bless pedestrians with holy water as they make the rounds around Barangay Comembo, Makati on Friday. The parish brought out the Blessed Sacrament and blessed people with holy water to reach people who are unable to go to mass due to the outbreak of COVID-19. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News