THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 4, 2020


Posted at May 05 2020 01:34 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Spain eases lockdown restrictions

People cross the Toledo bridge in Madrid, Spain, Sunday as the country eased its lockdown restrictions. Spain, along with the United Kingdom and Italy, had the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, but have seen a slowdown in cases and deaths in recent weeks. Manu Fernandez, AP

Hard lockdown in Bagong Silangan

Barangay tanods guard the streets of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City on Monday following a hard lockdown imposed on the area after residents continued to violate enhanced community quarantine guidelines. Under the hard lockdown, residents are not allowed to leave their homes except for frontliners and other exempted personnel. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

More quarantine facilities in Marikina

A priest blesses a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients in Marikina on Monday during its inauguration. The quarantine facility at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, constructed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and designed by the architectural group, William Ti and Associates, was turned over to Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Senate mandatory rapid test

Senate President Vicente Sotto III undergoes a mandatory rapid coronavirus test before the start of the session Monday. At least 12 staff members tested positive of COVID-19 after the testing, with the Philippine Red Cross expected to conduct confirmatory tests. Louie Sauro Millang, Senate PRIB

Sleeping it off

A man apprehended by the Philippine National Police for violating the hard lockdown imposed in Manila City's Tondo district sleeps at a covered court turned into a temporary detention facility on Monday. Local police have apprehended at least 204 violators as of 10:42 a.m., after Manila Mayor Isko Moreno placed the first district of Tondo under a 48-hour “hard lockdown” beginning 5 a.m. Sunday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The new normal?

Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, which was reopened after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 on Monday. Thailand began easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 on May 3 by allowing various businesses to reopen, but warned that the stricter measures would be re-imposed should cases increase again. Mladen Antonov, AFP

May the fourth be with you

A village officer dressed as Darth Vader rides a small boat to deliver relief goods to residents in the flooded Artex Compound in Malabon City on Monday, as the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 continues. Philippine health authorities on Monday recorded the country’s highest number of recovered patients in a day at 101 for a cumulative total of 1,315 recoveries. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Brgy. Batasan Hills residents receive cash aid

A resident of Brgy. Batasan Hills in Quezon City receives money from the Department of Social Welfare and Development at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School on Monday as part of the government’s Social Amelioration Program to help those affected the most by the continuing enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. Malacañang recently said that some 5 million more Filipinos are set to receive emergency subsidy from the first tranche of the program. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News