THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 6, 2020


Posted at Apr 07 2020 12:53 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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'Water-tight' protection from COVID

A resident using an improvised face shield made from a plastic water tank to protect him from the COVID-19 pandemic walks in his neighborhood in Manila on Sunday. The Philippines confirmed 152 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the country's total to 3,246 as of 4 p.m. April 5, 2020. Ted Alibe, AFP

Virus in, virus out

A healthcare worker empties a trashcan containing contents that includes P.P.E outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Saturday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. The United States has surpassed the total number of COVID-19 cases reported of any country worldwide, with more than 300,000 reported as of April 5, 2020. Andrew Kelly, Reuters

Don't move, Rizal on total lockdown

A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a motorist at a checkpoint on Ortigas Avenue Extension in Cainta, Rizal on Monday. The entire Rizal province was declared under total lockdown since 12 midnight of April 5 due to increase in COVID-19 cases. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Holy Monday prayer amidst Antipolo lockdown

Devotees pray at the Antipolo Cathedral in Antipolo City, Rizal on Holy Monday amid the start of the lockdown in the province to curb the spread of COVID-19. The province has tightened its checkpoint procedures and shut down its borders to travelers, except for health workers, food industry workers, and other authorized personnel. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Soyuz MS-16 set for launch amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, formed of Chris Cassidy of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, is prepared on Monday amid new constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ahead of its upcoming launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The mission is set to launch on April 9, 2020 at 04:05 EDT (08:05 UTC) from Site 31/6 at the cosmodrome and will mark the first time the Soyuz 2.1a rocket will be used to launch people. Handout, Russian space agency Roscosmos via Reuters

UAE ups efforts against COVID-19

A lone taxi cab drives over a typically gridlocked highway with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the skyline behind it, on Monday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai, one of seven sheikdoms in the UAE, is currently under a 24-hour lockdown in a bid to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Gambrell, AP

Japan's Abe set to declare state of calamity

People shop near empty food shelves at a supermarket in Tokyo on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on April 6 the government plans to declare a state of emergency and proposed a stimulus package worth USD 1 trillion as new coronavirus infections spike in Tokyo and elsewhere. Philip Fong, AFP

Religious procession pushes through in Makati

Residents of Poblacion, Makati look at an image of the Sto. Niño de Pasion de Makati being loaded on a vehicle during a procession on Holy Monday as the enhanced community quarantine continues in Luzon. Poblacion has the most number of COVID-19 cases in Makati with 20 as of Sunday. Makati has recorded 9 deaths and 14 recoveries so far. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News