THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 16, 2020


Posted at Apr 17 2020 12:51 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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South Korea votes

South Korean election officials sort voting papers for ballot counting in the parliamentary elections at a gymnasium in Seoul on Wednesday. South Korean voters turned out in force on April 15 to back President Moon Jae-in's handling of the coronavirus epidemic, putting on compulsory face masks and gloves to give his Democratic party a parliamentary majority according to exit polls. Jung Yeon-je, AFP

Protesting the extended stay-at-home order

Hundreds of supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition protest the state's extended stay-at-home order at the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. on Wednesday. The US coronavirus death toll rose to 30,000, the highest recorded in the world, with 630,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Seth Herald, Reuters

Testing for SARS-CoV-2

A nurse gets a swab from a health worker in a booth set up in a hospital parking lot in Manila on Wednesday. A number of cities in Metro Manila have implemented their community-based testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection as cases rise in the country. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Hanging in

A policeman stands beside a sign expressing appreciation to frontliners, as his team makes rounds in Barangay Ilaya, Las Piñas on Thursday. The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases announced the stricter implementation of the enhanced community quarantine on April 15 citing the number of people caught violating the regulation and the increasing number of motorists along EDSA. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Masked transportation

People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus ride a suburban train near Moscow, Russia on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of April as part of a partial economic shutdown to stymie the spread of the coronavirus as the country has reported almost 28,000 cases and 232 deaths so far. Victor Berezkin, AP

After the fire

A child peeks at her infant sibling sleeping beside a puppy inside a temporary shelter set up at the Jose Abad Santos High School in Binondo, Manila on Thursday for families who lost their homes in a recent fire. Fire broke out at a two-storey residential building and burned 20 other houses near the Delpan Bridge Wednesday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Duty done for the day

A healthcare frontliner has her temperature checked before she boards a free shuttle in Quezon City taking them to their temporary residence Thursday. The Department of Labor and Employment and some employers are discussing the possibility of imposing a minimum hazard pay rate for private hospitals. Jimmy Domingo, ABS-CBN News