THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 22, 2020


Posted at Apr 23 2020 12:20 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Cooling off amid COVID-19 crisis

Girls hang out with their dogs on the roof of their house amid the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila on Thursday. Weather bureau PAGASA recorded a 39’C heat index in Metro Manila on April 21 and reminded the public to stay hydrated as temperatures rise during the summer Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Protest vs reopening amid COVID-19 scare

Counter-protesters stand as people with ReopenNC demonstrate in Raleigh, North Carolina to press Gov. Roy Cooper to allow businesses to reopen during the COVID-19 outbreak Tuesday. US recorded the highest confirmed COVID-19 cases at 824,000 and 45,000 deaths on April 21, according to Johns Hopkins University. Gerry Broome, AP Photo

Rizal health workers prepare for COVID-19 response

Health workers sing the national anthem at training-orientation for health care workers on COVID-19 response at the Ynares Event Center, Antipolo City on Wednesday. The training-orientation aims to teach health workers on different health measures and protocols for the prevention and containment of COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Antipolo. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Not just COVID-19

A worker fumigates a slum area to prevent a dengue fever outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has banned people from returning to their hometowns to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday amid warnings from health experts that the country could face an explosion of COVID-19 cases unless the government takes stricter measures. Dita Alangkara, AP

Tribute in light to frontliners

The Eugenio Lopez Jr. Corporate Center is lit in red with a blue heart on Wednesday as a tribute to all frontliners and fallen heroes in the war against COVID-19. The light display is ABS-CBN's way of thanking the frontliners who are helping curb the spread of the disease by continuing to serve the people during the lockdown. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Brgy. Maricaban under total lockdown

Philippine Army personnel man a checkpoint in Barangay Maricaban, Pasay on Wednesday after it was placed on total lockdown indefinitely. Barangay officials sought the assistance of the military, as residents continued to defy stay-at-home orders that are part of the enhanced community quarantine. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Earth Day in the time of COVID-19

A man and a child sit in a park near the Central Business District on a “blue sky day" in Beijing, during Earth Day as the spread of COVID-19 continues on Wednesday. This year’s Earth Day marks its 50th year of demonstrating support for environmental action. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Dry-season downpour

A couple wearing protective masks as a precaution against COVID-19 shares an umbrella after being caught in a sudden downpour, Wednesday along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. A few hours earlier, PAGASA recorded the year’s highest heat index so far at 42 degrees Celsius as the world celebrated Earth Day with this year’s theme as climate change. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Happy send-off for fellow frontliners

Health workers from Santa Ana Hospital in Manila celebrate as they send home two of their fellow frontliners who survived COVID-19 on Wednesday. In a televised briefing Wednesday, the Department of Health said there are more than 1,000 health workers infected with the virus. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News