THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 19, 2020


Posted at May 20 2020 12:42 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Changing fashion amid COVID-19 scare

Employees dress a mannequin with personal protective suits, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a retail store in Manila on Monday. The Philippine capital's shopping malls began to partially re-open for business on May 16 with many restrictions and few customers as the nation cautiously eases a two-month virus quarantine. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Outdoor exercise permitted under MECQ

People wearing face masks exercise along Roxas Boulevard as government relaxed the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila on Tuesday. Outdoor walks, jogging, running or biking are allowed provided that minimum health standards and precautions such as wearing of masks and maintenance of physical distancing protocols are observed. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Members of the Philippine Senate observe physical distancing as the Senate Committee on Public Services conducts a hearing on the ABS-CBN franchise renewal on Tuesday. A number of senators expressed reservations on pushing through with the hearing without the proposed bill on ABS-CBN’s provisional franchise from the House of Representatives George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Traveling back home

A woman and her baby wait for a bus to take them to a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Ghaziabad in the outskirts of New Delhi, India on Monday. Coronavirus cases in India breached 100,000 on Tuesday with recorded deaths at 3,163. Adnan Abidi, Reuters

Eastern Samar places 9 municipalities under state of calamity

Locals check the extent of damage at the San Ramon Nonato Church in Arteche, Eastern Samar days after Typhoon Ambo made landfall in the province on May 14. Eastern Samar placed 9 municipalities - Arteche, Can-avid, Dolores, Jipapad, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Sulat, and Taft, under state of calamity, according to Gov. Ben Evardone. Ranulfo Docdocan, ABS-CBN News

Face masks and social distancing observed as malls reopen

People wearing face masks use an escalator with markings to promote social distancing at a shopping mall during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Quezon City on Tuesday. The Department of Interior and Local Government recently warned that malls that have reopened would be ordered closed again if strict MECQ guidelines are not followed. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Wuhan conducts mass testing, as new COVID-19 cases emerge

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a woman to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province, on Tuesday. Authorities in the pandemic ground zero city of Wuhan have ordered mass COVID-19 testing for all 11 million residents after a new cluster of cases emerged. Hector Retamal, AFP

Marikina tricycle drivers undergo mass testing

Tricycle drivers in Marikina City get screened for COVID-19 using rapid test kits on Tuesday. The Marikina government aims to test around 6,000 tricycle drivers through Friday, with thousands more workers in the manufacturing sector to follow, as more industries have been allowed to resume operations under the modified enhanced community quarantine set-up. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Church prepares for new normal

A woman prays as a worker in a hazmat suit disinfects the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City as a precaution against COVID-19 on Tuesday. The Catholic church is preparing to reopen, as it awaits for the reconsideration of the IATF in its earlier ruling on the conduct of religious activities under MECQ and GCQ. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News