THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 7, 2020


Posted at Apr 08 2020 12:41 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Wuhan’s tribute to frontliners

A general view of residential and commercial buildings near Yangtze River is pictured in the city of Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on Monday. Businesses in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus, have slowly reopened months after COVID-19 caused massive lockdown and more than 3,000 deaths since the disease was first reported on December 2019. Hector Retamal, AFP

New York extends shutdown as COVID-19 cases rise

Bodies are moved to a refrigeration truck serving as a temporary morgue at Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York on Monday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended a shutdown in the epicenter of America's deadly coronavirus pandemic until April 29. US recorded 356,942 COVID-9 cases with 10,524 deaths. Bryan R. Smith, AFP

Affordable rice in Cainta amid lockdown

Residents take advantage of affordable rice at the Immaculate Concepcion Parish compound in Cainta, Rizal on Tuesday. A parishioner facilitated the delivery and selling of the sacks of rice to residents of the community a day after Rizal was placed under total lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Caring for the frontliners

Nurses from the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City tidy their beds at a temporary shelter for frontliners at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City on Tuesday. The church, headed by parish priest Fr. Educ Apungan, opened its doors to house frontline health workers from nearby hospitals in Quezon City as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Mask wearing promoted at John Lennon Wall

A woman wearing a face mask signs her autograph on the legendary graffiti-covered John Lennon Wall as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday. The Czech Republic mobilized the public to manufacture home-made masks after the government issued a decree on mandatory wearing of face masks to prevent spread of COVID-19 amid rising infection in Europe. David W Cerny, Reuters

Good boys playing fetch

Golden Retriever Kiko and Chocolate Labrador Oreo play fetch with a church caretaker at the grounds of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Church in Antipolo City, Rizal on Tuesday. As the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic nation, observes the Holy Week, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to unite in prayer amidst the extended lockdown in Luzon to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

In between shade

A man walks along a street in Pasay amid the Luzon lockdown on Tuesday. In a bid to prevent a spike in COVID-19 infections, Malacañang has ordered the extension of the enhanced community quarantine, originally scheduled to end on April 12, to the end of the month. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Full moon at the time of COVID-19

The supermoon rises over unfinished construction work on buildings at Manila Bay City in Pasay on Tuesday. All businesses and establishments have been shuttered due to the enhanced community quarantine all over Metro Manila, which has now been extended to April 30 of this year. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News