THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 7, 2020


Posted at May 08 2020 12:35 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Vietnam eases COVID-19 lockdown

A nurse tends to a crying newborn baby wearing a face shield, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the National Maternity Hospital in Hanoi on Wednesday. Vietnam eased its lockdown as the country reported its 17th straight day without domestically transmitted coronavirus infections. Nhac Nguyen, AFP

May 7 is Health Workers’ Day

Health workers conduct rapid testing on local barangay officials in Barangay Addition Hills on Thursday. May 7 is Health Workers’ Day, which aims to recognize the important role of workers who provide vital health services as mandated by Republic Act No. 10069. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Cash aid distribution in Baseco

Residents queue during the distribution of cash assistance during the social amelioration program in Baseco, Manila on Thursday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año extended the cash distribution under the social amelioration program to May 10 in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ruby Princess arrives in Manila Bay, Pinoy crew to undergo COVID-19 testing

A fishing boat sails past cruise ship Ruby Princess as it docks in Manila Bay off Cavite City on Thursday. At least 200 Filipino crew members onboard will undergo swab testing for the coronavirus disease and are expected to remain on the ship until their results are released, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Next in line

A health worker behind a plastic barrier calls for the next barangay official in line to undergo quick testing in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City on Thursday as the area is placed under total lockdown up to May 13 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The local government aims to conduct rapid testing on some 3,000 residents in the barangay which is considered a red zone. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

PH Army's CBRN disinfects frontliner comrades

A member of the Philippine Army’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) unit stands outside the Army’s Mass Decontamination Facility in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City as he collects a comrade’s uniform after distributing relief goods. Army frontliners are always decontaminated by the CBRN unit before returning to barracks as part of the army’s efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 while they perform their duties. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

News never stops

Ted Failon (from left), Bernadette Sembrano, and Noli de Castro report in front of the camera, as “TV Patrol” airs online on Thursday, two days after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) delivered a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN. The directive only affects the network’s radio and television operations while its other subsidiaries such as online operations are still allowed by law to continue. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Love knows no boundaries

Rachell Defeo and Jessie Boy Bañader, wearing face masks, kiss at the altar after a simple wedding at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City on Thursday. In spite of the ongoing enhanced community quarantine, the couple pushed through with their wedding with only their godparents serving as witnesses. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News