THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 28, 2020


Posted at Apr 29 2020 12:41 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Emergency Quarantine facility at Sangley Point

Members of the Philippine Navy show the newly inaugurated Emergency Quarantine Facilities (EQF) at the Headquarters Support Group, Naval Base Heracleo Alano at Sangley Point, Cavite on Tuesday. The quarantine facility was built to accommodate suspect and probable COVID-19 cases which will be monitored by the Fleet Medical group. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Heat wave amid COVID-19 pandemic

Swimmers and surfers wade in the water in Newport Beach, California amid closure of beaches and parks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lingering heat wave lured people to California beaches, rivers and trails again Sunday, prompting warnings from officials that defiance of stay-at-home orders could reverse progress and bring the coronavirus surging back. Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Photo

So near yet so far

A motorized banca makes its way back to shore as one of the quarantined cruise ships with Filipino crew members aboard sits anchored in Manila Bay on Tuesday. The Bureau of Quarantine has imposed an additional 14-day quarantine for the seafarers even as they have already finished their quarantine during their weeks-long voyage back to Manila. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has protested the additional quarantine days George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Ramadan during the ECQ period

People wearing face masks walk near the Golden Mosque in Manila on Tuesday as Muslims around the world observe the month of Ramadan while lockdown and other restrictive measures are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recently announced the suspension of community prayers and encouraged Muslims to pray at home as the quarantine measures remain in effect. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Health workers' call to the government

Health workers from the National Children's Hospital light candles on Tuesday as a silent tribute to all the healthcare frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The workers also appealed to the government to allot a bigger budget for health care and to raise the minimum health worker's pay to P16,000. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

'Baby Kobe' survives COVID-19

“Baby Kobe,” a 16-day-old baby boy, is cheered on by health workers at the National Children’s Hospital as he is discharged and handed to the waiting arms of his father on Tuesday. Kobe is the first COVID-19 survivor to be discharged from the hospital. He was brought to the hospital when he was 5 days old and was treated for 11 days. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News