THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 21, 2020


Posted at Apr 22 2020 12:41 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Duterte discusses COVID-19 response with health experts

President Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Monday. Duterte met with health experts including former DOH secretaries to help government come up with strategies and decision on the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine, which is set to end on April 30. Ace Morandante, Presidential Photo

Tribute to a fallen health worker

Health workers hold a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital's chief of surgery who died of COVID-19, at La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, Monday. The Spanish government is starting to relax its confinement measures due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, trying to re-activate the economy after a two-week freeze and allowing children under 12 years-old to venture out on the streets for brief periods starting next week. Manu Fernandez, AP

PNP-SAF monitors La Huerta market

An armored vehicle of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force traverses the La Huerta Market in Parañaque on Tuesday. President Duterte asked the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to prepare for a stricter implementation of the enhanced community quarantine citing rampant violations in a number of cities. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Año warns: Quarantine violators face arrest

Members of the Philippine National Police patrol the Blumentritt Market in Manila on Tuesday. Interior and Local government Secretary Eduardo Año warned the public that anybody caught violating the enhanced community quarantine will be arrested as members of the PNP- Special Action Force were seen deployed in different parts of the metro. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Finally, a hearty meal

Construction workers stranded at the University of the Philippines since the start of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon in March share a meal donated by the All UP Workers Union on Tuesday. The stranded construction workers gathered at the All UP Workers Union Office to receive food and support from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Enforcing stricter quarantine guidelines

Highway Patrol Group personnel of the Philippine National Police check the identification and quarantine pass of a motorist at a checkpoint along EDSA and Santolan in Quezon City on Tuesday. The government's stricter implementation of quarantine protocols, aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19, led to arrests and issuing of tickets to motorists who travel without proper passes. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

PNP-SAF enforces lockdown rules in Libertad market

Members of the Philippine National Police’s elite Special Action Force disembark from their transport at the Libertad Market on Tuesday to help enforce physical distancing. Police and local government officials have ordered the stricter implementation of enhanced community quarantine rules in parts of the country due to widespread violations, with more than 136,000 violators apprehended since March 17. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Prehistoric health tip

A dinosaur atop the Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium wears a face mask next to a sign encouraging people to wash their hands in Hollywood on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 774,000 on Monday. Apu Gomes, AFP