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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 08, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 09 2020 12:26 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

PH lifts ban on non-essential outbound travel

Filipino passengers bound for Japan fill up contact tracing forms at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Paranaque City Wednesday. The Philippine government lifted its ban on non-essential outbound travel following safety guidelines set the by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease. Passengers are also advised to check travel restrictions issued by the county of destination to ensure swift and safe travel abroad. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

Long wait for a bus ride

Commuters queue to ride a bus operating under the transportation department’s bus augmentation program at the MRT-3 Quezon Avenue station in Quezon City on Wednesday. Thousands of commuters were left without option as MRT-3 remain closed until July 11 after 198 MRT-3 workers were tested positive for COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Drive-through testing site for COVID-19

A medical technologist administers an antibody test for COVID-19 through the electrochemiluminescence immunoassay analyzer (ECLIA) method at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health beside The Medical City in Pasig City, on Wednesday. The results from the ECLIA antibody test, which promises 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity, are made available 24 hours after extraction. The drive-through testing site is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays to Sundays. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Keeping watch on quarantine violators

Policemen keep watch on people apprehended for violating various COVID-19 restrictions, at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on Wednesday. The offenders were required to pay a fine ranging from P1,000 to P5,000, and attend a seminar on COVID-19 protocols before being released. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pedaling along

A cyclist travels along the stretch of E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday. Advocates have called on the government to provide bike lanes and necessary infrastructure to ensure safety for cyclists as parts of the metro are still dealing with transportation issues due to the spread of COVID-19. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News