THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 24, 2020


Posted at Apr 25 2020 01:10 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Duterte extends enhanced community quarantine in NCR

President Rodrigo 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 Thursday. Duterte declared the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in high-risk areas like the Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Benguet, Pangasinan, Island of Mindoro, Albay, Catanduanes. Toto Lozano, Presidential Photo

Helping health workers with colorful PPEs

Workers sew Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) full body suit at the Sasha Athena RTW Collections warehouse in Taytay, Rizal. The lack of PPEs urged sisters Tracy and Tina Sta. Ana to produce colorful protective suits made of waterproof materials for health workers involved in the COVID-19 response. Jhun Dantes, ABS-CBN News

Observing Ramadan amid COVID-19 pandemic

An Indonesian Muslim man prays inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jambi, Indonesia on Friday in this photo taken by Antara Foto. The Indonesian government imposed a travel ban as the predominantly Muslim population observes Ramadan to address the further spread of COVID-19. Wahdi Septiawan, Antara Fotov via Reuters

Relief to Filipino Muslims observing Ramadan

Workers from the Marikina City local government distribute relief goods on Friday to residents of Barangay Tumana, where a community of Filipino Muslims reside. Muslims, following quarantine restrictions, including the ban on gatherings at the masjid, observe the holy month of Ramadan under the enhanced community quarantine, which President Rodrigo Duterte has extended in areas with high coronavirus incidence, including the whole of Metro Manila. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

OVP to distribute UP-developed COVID-19 test kits

Vice President Leni Robredo listens to microbiologist and infectious diseases expert Dr. Raul Destura during her visit to Manila HealthTek, Inc., which manufactures GenAmplify Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) rRT-PCR, on Friday. The OVP purchased P14-million worth of test kits which will be delivered to the San Lazaro Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, V. Luna Hospital, and Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory. Jay Ganzon, OVP

Indigenous groups receive aid

Adeling Delos Santos, a member of the indigenous group Dumagat-Remontado, rests at a residence in Sitio Apia in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo city, Rizal, after receiving cash assistance from the government on Friday. Santos was among those who initially received aid through the government’s social amelioration program while other Dumagats wait for the second batch of distribution in the barangay. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Deserted Mecca on the first day of Ramadan

An aerial view shows the Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower, deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on Friday. Billions of Muslims around the world were forced to observe Ramadan in private as Mosques and prayers halls remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bandar Aldandani, AFP

Day 1 of lockdown in Sampaloc

A soldier wearing a protective mask holds a weapon, as he guards an empty street in Sampaloc district in Manila on Friday following the so-called "hard lockdown" meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno imposed a 48-hour total lockdown of the area following reports of several violations on physical distancing and non-compliance on orders to stay at home during the enhanced community quarantine. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Rediscovering simple pleasures

A young boy flies a kite in Barangay Kalawis in Antipolo city, Rizal, on Friday to while away the time at home while on quarantine. The enhanced community quarantine has been extended for a second time by President Duterte, to last up to May 15, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News