THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 30, 2020


Posted at May 01 2020 12:27 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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US records 60,000 COVID-19 deaths

Workers move bodies to a refrigerated truck from the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City as COVID-19 deaths rose to 60,000 in USA. Craig Ruttle, AP

Preventing COVID-19 spread in migrant workers dormitories

A migrant worker prays after breaking fast in the morning during the holy month of Ramadan, at a dormitory amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore on Thursday. Coronavirus infection in Singapore rose to 15,641, among the highest in Asia, with most cases traced in migrant workers dormitories according to the country’s health ministry. Edgar Su, Reuters

Tondo fire kills 6

A funeral parlor worker clears debris from a house destroyed by a fire, at Tioco Street corner Tapuri Street, Barangay 89, Tondo, Manila on Thursday. Six people were killed in the fire. Their remains will be brought to Camp Crame for autopsy and identification according to members of the Bureau of Fire Protection. ABS-CBN News

Mega quarantine site

A member of the Philippine Coast Guard checks the "We Heal as One Center" at the Philippine Arena compound in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Thursday. The quarantine facility, housed in 3 mega tents inside INC’s Ciudad Victoria, has a 300-bed capacity according to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Wall at Jazz Residences in Makati collapses

Debris is seen scattered along the driveway as a large chunk of the facade wall of the SM Jazz Residences in Makati City collapsed on Thursday. Residents were evacuated at Metropolitan Avenue while investigation is being conducted. Two were hurt in the incident while 3 vehicles were damaged. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

The show must go on

A female seal Shakitto and the aquarium keeper Manami Suka stroll together as a part of their practice for their show at an empty visitors' area at the Aqua Park Shinagawa which is closed to the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. The Japanese government is mulling extending the nationwide state of emergency to about a month in a bid to stem virus infections. Issei Kato, Reuters

Disinfection continues at Ospital ng Sampaloc

A worker on Thursday cleans and disinfects the Ospital ng Sampaloc in Manila City after it reopened. The hospital, which was shut for two weeks due to a number of personnel testing positive for COVID-19, accepts COVID-19 patients with mild cases. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Friendly neighborhood Paolo

People look on as Paolo Felizarta, wearing a Spider-Man costume, prepares a meal in Imus city, Cavite on Wednesday amid the imposed quarantine to stem the spread of COVID-19. Felizarta, who first made headlines after interrupting a PBA Philippine Cup Finals game in 2019, sponsored meals for poor families in Shelter Town, Barangay Buhay na Tubig. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

PNP inaugurates emergency quarantine facility

A chaplain blesses the COVID-19 emergency quarantine facility inside Camp Crame during its inauguration on Thursday. The facility, which will serve police personnel, has a capacity of 120 beds. The PNP has recorded 96 infections among its ranks, with 215 categorized as probable PUIs and 357 as suspected PUIs. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News