THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 20, 2020


Posted at Jul 21 2020 01:34 AM

Here are the day's big stories  in photos.

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Jeepney drivers hold 'busina caravan'

Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) conduct a "busina caravan" from Fairview to Philcoa in Quezon City on Monday. The group called for the return of more jeepneys in more routes to address livelihood concerns of jeepney drivers amid the imposition of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A tribute to Manila’s frontliners

Frontliners stand outside the Ospital ng Sampaloc while being recognized for their contribution during the opening of the walk-in COVID-19 testing center in Manila on Monday. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno called for donations to sustain the city’s effort to provide free testing to the public to prevent spread of COVID-19. ABS-CBN News

Manila opens free COVID-19 testing center at Ospital ng Sampaloc

People line up at the walk-in COVID-19 testing center at the Ospital ng Sampaloc in Manila on Monday. The city government of Manila recently opened 3 COVID-19 testing centers available for free to both Manila residents and non-Manila residents. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

UAE launches Mars orbiter

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, Monday, in this photo released by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away Monday on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. MHI via AP

LTFRB reopens after disinfection

Public transport franchise applicants go through health and sanitation protocols at the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) complex in Quezon City on Monday. LTFRB was forced to shut down its main office at East Avenue in Quezon City and conducted thorough disinfection of its premises after 5 employees tested positive for COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

PH Army patrols locked down Navotas

Members of the 110 Civil Military Affairs Unit of the Philippine Army patrol the shoreline of Navotas on Monday, as the entire city remains under a 14-day lockdown from July 16 to July 29, due to rising COVID-19 cases. The city recorded a total of 1,215 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 614 active cases, 77 deaths and 497 recoveries according to the city government. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Taking a break from the heat

A firefighter helps a colleague take a breather after emerging from a fire at a residential building on E. Rodriguez, Quezon City on Monday. About 30 construction workers were rescued from the building which was under construction and uninhabited. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News