THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 29, 2020


Posted at May 30 2020 04:35 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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UK nurses celebrate easing of restrictions

NHS workers react at the Aintree University Hospital during the last day of the Clap for our Carers campaign on Thursday in support of the NHS, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Liverpool, Britain. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to decrease after the United Kingdom had the most number of cases in Europe. Phil Noble, Reuters

Burning Minnesota

Protesters gather to watch an apartment building burning near the Minneapolis Police third precinct on Wednesday as protests erupt in the aftermath of a police brutality case in Minnesota, United States. A white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital. Adam Bettcher, Reuters

PNR simulates operations for GCQ

A marshal of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) demonstrates the use of the Auto Disinfectant Passage System at the Tutuban Station in Manila on Friday, in preparation for limited operations set to start on June 1, the first day of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. PNR’s Acting Assistant General Manager Ces Lauta, in a Teleradyo interview, said that the PNR’s 3-car trains will only ferry 143 passengers at a time instead of the usual 750 to comply with social distancing measures. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Waiting to get home

Repatriated migrant worker Rosaly Bakulio rests on a gang chair at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 while waiting to be tested for COVID-19. Bakulio says the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has yet to provide her accommodations since she arrived on Thursday morning from Singapore, forcing her to spend the night at the airport. Repatriated Filipinos must undergo a 14-day quarantine and test negative for coronavirus before being allowed to go back to their hometowns. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Ride-hailing service readies for new normal

Partner-drivers of ride-hailing service Grab Philippines disinfect and install plastic dividers in their vehicles on Friday as they prepare for deployment on June 1, when Metro Manila shifts to the general community quarantine. Grab Philippines transport head Ronald Roda said some 20,000 drivers are expected to operate once restrictions for ride-hailing services are lifted. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

DPWH rushes to build bus bays for GCQ

Department of Public Works and Highways personnel work on a center island along EDSA on Friday to construct a bus bay ahead of June 1 when Metro Manila shifts to general community quarantine. Transportation Secretary Arthur said Thursday night that hundreds of buses will be deployed along EDSA next week to cope with the limited operations of trains in the capital. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Worth his salt

A salt maker draws cooked salt in San Fabian town, Pangasinan on Friday. Pangasinan, known for its salt farms, is gearing up to jump start the local economy as it downgrades to a general community quarantine on Monday, June 1. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News