THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 8, 2020


Posted at Apr 09 2020 03:04 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Seaside patrol amid Luzon lockdown

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol the seaside near a business district during the enhanced community quarantine in Pasay City on Tuesday afternoon. President Duterte extended the Luzon-wide lockdown to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 which has killed more than 170 people in the country. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Japan urges citizens to stay at home to stop COVID-19 spread

A passenger wearing a face mask travels on a train in Tokyo on Tuesday evening. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 7 declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other parts of the country over a spike in coronavirus cases. Philip Fong, AFP

Close but not too close

Residents of Barangay Paligsahan in Quezon City practice physical distancing as they buy fresh produce Wednesday from a vendor allowed to set up on Mother Ignacia Avenue. Local government units are finding ways of servicing the needs of their communities even as they follow guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine being enforced in Metro Manila to stop the spread of COVID-19. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

'Maghanap ng paraan'

Residents buy masks from an ambulant vendor plying a residential area in Quezon City on Wednesday. People are finding ways to make a living under the enhanced community quarantine being enforced in Metro Manila to combat COVID-19. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Leaving Wuhan

Medical workers hug at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, were lifted, Wednesday. Around 55,000 are expected to leave Wuhan 2 months after the city was placed in total lockdown to prevent spread of the coronavirus to other Chinese cities. Aly Song, Reuters

Bless the frontliners

A priest from the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Quezon City administers general absolution to street sweepers in Cubao on Holy Wednesday. President Duterte urged Filipinos to pray together on April 8 as the country battles the coronavirus disease 2019. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Health workers bike to work

Health workers bike along EDSA on Wednesday as public transport remains suspended because of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Frontliners make use of any means of transport to resume their duties as they continue to take care of patients in their respective hospitals amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Build, build, building isolation facilities

Workers build an isolation facility near the Mandaluyong City Medical Center on Wednesday. The Department of the Interior and Local Government reminded local government units Wednesday to set up and prepare isolation facilities before the country begins mass testing for COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Playing it safe

Children with face masks play near excercise equipment in Beijing, China, Wednesday as the spread of COVID-19 continues in the country. New coronavirus cases in China, where the virus first originated, have doubled in 24 hours as the number of infected overseas travelers surged. Tingshu Wang, Reuters

'Beat COVID-19'

Signs saying “Beat COVID-19” and “Thank You” hang from the balcony of a condominium building in Pasay City on Wednesday. The Department of Health announced Wednesday 12 new recoveries from the virus, bringing the total to 96 with 3,870 total cases in the country. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News