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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 20, 2020

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Posted at May 21 2020 01:06 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Cyclone Amphan barrels through India

Men walk past as waves hit a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour in Chennai on Tuesday, as Cyclone Amphan barrels towards India's eastern coast. Millions of people were being moved to safety on May 19 as one of the fiercest cyclones in decades barreled towards India and Bangladesh, with evacuation plans complicated by coronavirus precautions. Both countries are under various stages of lockdown because of the disease, with infections still surging. Arun Sankar, AFP

US registers 1.5 million COVID-19 cases

A man speaks to a street vendor about face masks, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Corona section of Queens, New York, U.S., Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 1,504,830 cases of the new coronavirus with 90,340 deaths in the country. Brendan McDermid, Reuters

Rebuilding after Typhoon Ambo

A boy carrying a coco lumber passes by damaged houses in Barangay Bigo, Arteche, Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon. Affected residents from Eastern and Northern Samar are slowly rebuilding their homes days after Typhoon Ambo severely damaged infrastructure in the region. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

QC conducts rapid testing in Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion

Members of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the QC Health Department conduct a random rapid testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome- coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to 900 residents of Barangay Immaculate Concepcion at the Cubao Cathedral in Quezon City on Wednesday. The barangay recorded 12 positive COVID-19 cases prompting the city government to conduct immediate contact tracing to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

‘New norm’ in Dagupan

Workers paint markings on the road as physical distancing is implemented under the general community quarantine in Dagupan City in Pangasinan on Wednesday. Wearing masks and physical distancing is strictly implemented in Dagupan as the city remains under the general community quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Checking for COVID-19 in Cubao

A health worker wearing a protective suit arranges papers as a random rapid testing for COVID-19 is conducted inside a columbarium at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao complex in Metro Manila on Wednesday. COVID-19 cases in the country topped 13,000 and have so far recorded 842 deaths. Aaron Favila, AP

CIDG raids illegal heath facility for Chinese in Clark

In this May 19, 2020 photo provided by the Philippine National Police - Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Regional Field Unit 3, police teams wearing protective suits inspect an illegal seven-bed hospital beside a drug store inside a residential villa at the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in Pampanga province. Philippine police raided the makeshift health facility said to be catering to Chinese nationals and arrested two alleged Chinese administrators. CIDG Regional Field Unit 3 via AP

QC garbage workers await for separation benefits

Garbage workers for IPM Construction and Development in Quezon City gather outside its garage on Wednesday as they wait for word on their separation benefits from the company after the service contract between IPM and the Quezon City government ended along with 5 other service providers. Around 400 workers have been coming back to the garage for 2 weeks to get a clear response from company officials regarding their benefits. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Balik Probinsya program rolls out

Children get their temperature checked and hands sanitized before boarding the bus bound for Leyte during the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pagasa” program ceremonial rollout at the NHA compound in Quezon City on Wednesday. The program, which aims to decongest Metro Manila and promote growth in the provinces, had 10,000 applications in just the first 4 days of its online registration, according to the National Housing Authority. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Making sure

Firefighters make sure everything is safe after a power overload caused a fire at a residential area in Alabang, Muntinlupa on Wednesday. Energy consumption remains high with many residents staying at home due to the lockdown imposed in parts of the country to combat COVID-19. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News