THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 30, 2020


Posted at Jul 01 2020 01:06 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Spain monitors re-emergence of COVID-19

Healthcare workers attend a demonstration to demand improvement of Spain's public health system in Madrid, Monday. Spanish health authorities are closely watching how coronavirus clusters involving agricultural workers in northern Spain and that have infected some 300 people over the past two weeks are evolving. Bernat Armangue, AP

Mass testing in Beijing after new COVID-19 outbreak

People line up to receive nucleic acid tests at a temporary testing site after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China Tuesday. China reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 29, up from 12 a day earlier according to its health authority. China had a total of 83,531 confirmed coronavirus cases, while the death toll stands at 4,634. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Quiapo Church temporarily closed

Members of Special Weapons and Tactics of the Manila Police District Command patrol the vicinity of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene on Tuesday. Quiapo church announced its temporary closure after a visiting priest was tested positive for COVID-19. ABS-CBN News

Guarding quarantine violators

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) guard the entrance to the Guadalupe Nuevo Gym in Makati City on Tuesday. 113 people are currently detained in the facility awaiting charges of violation of general quarantine rules particularly the prohibition on public gatherings and the opening of establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A salute for the fallen

Honor guards on Tuesday salute as Arrival Honors are given in Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to the remains of three of four soldiers who were killed by members of the Philippine National Police at a checkpoint in Jolo, Sulu on Monday. Police claim the soldiers, who were not in uniform, sped past the checkpoint and drew their guns, prompting the shooting.

On April 21, former Army officer Winston Ragos was fatally shot by a policeman at a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Press freedom advocates light candles for ABS-CBN

Press freedom advocates gather outside ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City and light candles after the National Telecommunications Commission issued two cease-and-desist orders, this time against the network’s digital broadcast on TVPlus in Metro Manila and SKY's direct-to-home satellite broadcast nationwide, on Tuesday. ABS-CBN and Sky Cable's franchise expired on May 4 and the renewal or new application is still pending in the House of Representatives. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Celebrating HK’s national security law

Pro-China supporters display Chinese and Hong Kong flags as they toast during a rally near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesday. China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, a historic move that critics and many Western governments fear would smother the finance hub's freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Talking about labor issues

ABS-CBN Rank and File Union president Jon Villanueva talks to Agusan del Norte 1st District Rep. Lawrence Fortun during the House hearing on the pending ABS-CBN franchise renewal on Tuesday. The hearing tackled employee regularization and other labor issues at the network. The Department of Labor and Employment certified the company’s labor standards during its last routine inspection in 2019. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News