THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 13, 2020
Here are the day's top stories in photos.
Wuhan after the lockdown
A couple wearing facemasks cuddle along a park at the Yangtze river in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on Sunday. Despite being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic that is still gripping the rest of the world, Hubei has ended its 11-week lockdown on April 8 after apparently containing the spread of the virus, allowing its residents to travel freely in and around the Chinese province. Noel Celis, AFP
Halt to retail at Balintawak Market
A maintenance worker conducts disinfection along the rows of empty retail stalls at the Balintawak Market in Quezon City on Monday. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Saturday ordered a temporary halt to retail operations at Balintawak Market to adhere to physical-distancing regulations amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Back to normal?
Motorists drive along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City on Monday. The streak of low traffic and empty roads was momentarily broken Monday after the Holy Week as some people went out to perform necessary errands. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News
Tears of joy
A homeless man kneels as a sign of gratitude to social workers after he was shown his room at the Pisces Resort Hotel in Valenzuela City on Monday. The local government will pay for the food and other daily needs of 11 homeless people as part of its Oplan Sagip, while the hotel will provide rooms free of charge as the city remains under quarantine. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Spain readies reopening parts of economy
A man wearing a face mask comes out of a train at the Atocha Station in Madrid, Spain on Monday as some companies were set to resume operations at the end of a two-weeks halt of all non-essential activity amid a national lockdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19. The death toll from the pandemic has slowed in some of the worst-hit countries, with Spain readying to reopen parts of its economy as governments grapple with a once-in-a-century recession. Javier Soriano, AFP
PUV drivers fall in line for cash assistance
Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers who are unable to work because of the Luzon lockdown line up to receive cash assistance under the DSWD and LTFRB's social amelioration program at a Landbank branch in Quezon City on Monday. Eligible drivers will receive cash assistance in April and in May. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Ninoy Aquino Stadium converted into quarantine facility
A woman stands inside the Ninoy Aquino Stadium that was temporarily made into a quarantine facility to accommodate COVID-19 patients in Manila on Monday. Several facilities are being readied as the government gears up for mass testing scheduled to begin April 14, 2020. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters