THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 14, 2020


Posted at Apr 15 2020 12:20 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Against all odds

Filipino men play basketball amid an enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila on Monday. The novel coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Aaron Favila, AP

China reports new COVID-19 cases

A passenger wearing a facemask walks in a nearly empty terminal at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday. There were 108 new cases of the coronavirus reported in China, the majority of which were imported cases. According to the National Health Commission, two more people have died, bringing the official toll in mainland China to 3,341. Nicolas Asfouri, AFP

US reports more than 23,000 COVID-19 deaths

A patient is brought out of an ambulance by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center, Monday. The USA reported 23,000 deaths from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov2-2) with 575,000 known infections in the country. John Minchillo, AP

QC implements community-based COVID-19 testing

A Quezon City resident undergoes COVID-19 testing at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Tuesday. The Quezon City government is set to test residents, prioritizing those with coronavirus symptoms, to prevent further spread of the virus in the country. The health department has recorded 942 cases in Quezon City, the city government said on April 13. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 goes online

President Rodrigo Duterte joins other leaders of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 via video conference from the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Tuesday. The meeting, headed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam, focused on ASEAN member states’ efforts in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. RTVM

QC lockdown violators held

Several residents arrested for roaming the streets without a home quarantine pass during the Luzon lockdown squat at a distance from one another as they are processed outside a police station in Quezon City on Tuesday. Local officials and police lectured scores of violators on the importance of heeding government's call to stay home amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Maria Tan, AFP

Airborne sanitation

A drone sprays disinfectant chemicals to sanitize an area during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as preventive measure against COVID-19 in New Delhi, India on Tuesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a televised address on Tuesday that the nationwide lockdown, the world’s biggest, will be extended until May 3. Prakash Singh, AFP

From jerseys to PPEs

Workers of a local sports wear manufacturer in Makati City make personal protective equipment (PPE) on Tuesday to be donated to COVID-19 frontliners. The demand for PPEs continues to climb as the Philippines deals with the pandemic which has so far infected 5,223 people, as of April 14, 2020. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Checking for COVID-19

A health worker does a routine swab test on a fellow hospital employee at Santa Ana Hospital in Manila, Tuesday. The country on Tuesday began mass testing high-risk patients for COVID-19, which the Department of Health says it will expand to cover more sectors as testing capacity increases. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News