THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 1, 2020


Posted at May 02 2020 12:34 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Workers call for mass testing

A member of the Samahan ng Manggagawa sa Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (SM - PSACC) and KMU – Pier calls for mass testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among workers during a protest at the Port of Manila on Friday. Labor groups pushed for proper health services, increase in hazard pay and assistance for all Filipino workers amid the enhanced community quarantine in observance of Labor Day. Photo courtesy of SM-PSACC/KMU

USNS Comfort leaves New York after COVID-19 response

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort heads past lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center building under heavy fog as it leaves to return to its home port of Norfolk, Virginia, after treating patients during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S.,Thursday. The US Navy ship arrived in New York on March 30 to help hospitals in New York which has recorded 13,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Mike Segar, Reuters

Labor Day protest goes online amid lockdown

Screengrab shows members and supporters of Kilusang Mayo Uno during its “ZOOMama sa Mayo Uno Online Rally,” a virtual rally for workers in observance of Labor Day, Friday. The labor rights group demanded for medical solutions, mass testing and adequate assistance to affected workers instead of military actions, as parts of the country remain under enhanced community quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Screengrab from KMU Facebook page

Manila administers rapid testing in San Andres

A health worker administers rapid testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 to a resident in San Andres, Manila on Friday. The City of Manila has recorded a total of 683 COVID-19 cases with 527 patients still undergoing treatment, 94 recoveries and 62 deaths, according to data from the Manila public Information Office. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

TNVS drivers call for aid on Labor Day

Laban Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) President Jun De Leon speaks during a press conference in observance of Labor Day in Quezon City, Friday. The group demands the immediate release of P8,000 cash assistance and relief goods to TNVS drivers who were badly affected by the suspension of public transport amid the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine in areas with high coronavirus incidence. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Road repairs on Labor Day

Construction workers repair a portion of Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City on Friday. Road repairs continue in major thoroughfares to ensure fast and safe transportation of goods amid the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country with high incidence of the coronavirus disease. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Flores de Mayo amid general community quarantine

Children make the sign of the cross after attending a catechism session conducted by their relatives at a residence in Sabang, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, in observance of the first day of the annual Flores de Mayo celebration on Friday. Masses and other religious gatherings remain prohibited under the general community quarantine, according to the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Humanoid to support COVID-19 patients in Tokyo

A humanoid robot Pepper wearing a face mask greets Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike at the lobby of a hotel for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms during a media preview in Tokyo Friday. The robots will be stationed in hotels to provide support to patients under quarantine by reminding them to eat healthy and give them messages of support. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he planned to extend a state of emergency beyond the scheduled end of May 6 because infections are spreading and hospitals are overburdened. Eugene Hoshiko, AP

Everybody needs a haircut

Salvador Estorinos (left), 74, cuts the hair of his neighbor in front of his house in Barangay Central in Quezon City on Friday, being careful not to violate restrictions in the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) while still making a living. Despite many people needing a haircut because of closed parlors and barber shops, freelance workers such as Estorinos are limited by the restrictions and can only do home service in his neighborhood. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Still a long way to go

Two healthcare workers cross the bridge entering Bonifacio Global City on Friday. Workers in the health and medical profession continue to be in the front line in the battle against COVID-19 even as the country transitions to another phase of the enhanced community quarantine meant to counter the spread of the disease. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News