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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 12, 2020

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Posted at May 13 2020 12:44 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Duterte says wearing of face masks a must

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Monday. President Duterte reminded the public that wearing of face masks is a must, a few days before the anticipated easing of the enhanced community quarantine on May 15. Ace Morandante, Presidential Photo

Filipino cruise ship workers tested for SARS-CoV-2

A man is silhouetted against the Manila Bay where several cruise ships are anchored, Monday afternoon. Around 4,000 repatriated Filipino cruise ship workers underwent testing for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as they undergo mandatory quarantine in Manila while waiting for their results. Mark Cayabyab for ABS-CBN News

Distribution of COVID-19 cash aid continues in Payatas

Residents line up outside a covered court in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City hoping to receive cash assistance under the DSWD’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has sought the help of the military, particularly female officers, to help the social welfare department in distributing cash aid to those affected by the enhanced community quarantine in several parts of the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Seeking an end to coronavirus spread

Health workers administer coronavirus swab testing to frontliners and residents at the San Juan Elementary School gym in San Juan City on Tuesday. Senate President Vicente Sotto III has called for an expanded mass testing as the country prepares to lift strict quarantine measures in high-risk areas. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Vietnam reopens

Motorists are pictured in morning rush hour traffic on a congested road in Hanoi on Tuesday. Schools reopened on Monday after Vietnam reported its 17th day without a domestically transmitted COVID-19 infection. Experts say a decisive response involving mass quarantines and expansive contact tracing were responsible for its apparent success in containing the disease. Nhac Nguyen, AFP

International Nurses Day

A woman looks at a mural of a health worker with wings holding a globe on International Nurses Day in Melbourne on Tuesday. As frontline hospital staff are constantly facing risks from the COVID-19 outbreak, the world is marking International Nurses Day, celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. William West, AFP

Back to normal?

A boy and two girls wearing costumes to dance Cha Cha walk next to the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China on Tuesday. Wuhan plans to conduct coronavirus tests on the Chinese city's entire population after new cases emerged for the first time in weeks in the cradle of the global pandemic, state media reported on May 12. Hector Retamal, AFP

Fire hits Bicutan warehouses

Firefighters battle through a blaze that hit two adjacent warehouses containing electronic appliances and carpets along Veterans Road in Western Bicutan, Taguig on Tuesday. The Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire reached the third alarm Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

As the sun sets

A man stands at Shiba Park as the landmark Tokyo Tower is lit up at dusk on Tuesday. Japan plans to approve antigen coronavirus testing kits on Wednesday to battle the COVID-19 Pandemic. Philip Fong, AFP