THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 29, 2020


Posted at Apr 30 2020 05:03 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Fly by for COVID-19 frontliners

PSE&G utility workers watch the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds conduct "a collaborative salute" to honor frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic with a flyover of New York and New Jersey in Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday. USA recorded more than a million COVID-19 cases with 58,351 according to the Johns Hopkins University. Charles Syke, Invision/AP

Closed for disinfection

A health worker mans the entrance of the emergency room of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. The hospital’s emergency room was closed starting April 28 until May 5 for disinfection procedure after 8 hospital staff were infected with COVID-19 according to the city government of Manila. ABS-CBN News

Filipino crew members ready to disembark from ship

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal as the cruise ship Pacific Explorer docks on Wednesday to allow its Filipino crew members to disembark. The crew members will be allowed to disembark after a 14-day quarantine on the ship and another 14 days after they disembark. The coast guard is monitoring seven cruise ships with Filipino crew members in Manila Bay. ABS-CBN News

Coronavirus takes its toll on the United States

The Statue of Liberty is seen down a nearly empty street during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States on Tuesday. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 1 million with the death toll at more than fifty-eight thousand. Mike Segar, Reuters

Carving out a living

Wood carver Francis Amoring works on a door at their shop along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday as the enhanced community quarantine continues in Metro Manila. Independent businesses such as this are seeing hard times as regular customers are forced to stay at home due to the lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Taguig opens drive-through COVID-19 testing

Healthworkers conduct swab tests at a drive-through COVID-19 testing center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on Wednesday. As part of the city’s Systematic Approach to Responsible Testing (SMART) program, the testing facility caters to residents who own vehicles and are unable to get tested in other testing sites. The drive-through testing facility is located at the Northeast Parking Area in front of Kidzania, and is open every Wednesday from 3pm - 5pm. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Not the droids they're looking for

A “Stormtrooper” waves to children inside their homes in Gardenville in Panghulo, Malabon on Wednesday. Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan and other youngsters donned Star Wars costumes and roamed the area to urge the public to stay at home and practice physical distancing as a precaution against COVID-19. ABS-CBN News

No physical distancing here

People socialize and enjoy drinks at the Han river park in Seoul, South Korea on Monday amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. At least 222 have tested positive again for the virus in the country after recovering, with experts unsure if it is a matter of reinfection or reactivation. Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters