THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 16, 2020


Posted at Jun 17 2020 04:24 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Physical distancing in Jakarta mall

A woman wearing a protective face mask stands in an escalator with marks for physical distancing during reopening at Pondok Indah Mall as the government eases restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday. Indonesia recorded 39,294 COVID-19 infection with 2,198 deaths according to its health ministry. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana, Reuters

8 million COVID-19 infections recorded globally

An aerial view of crosses casting shadows at the Parque Taruma cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Manaus, Brazil, Monday. COVID-19 infection has reached 8 million cases with 434,000 deaths globally with Brazil recording 888,271 cases and nearly 44,000 deaths. Bruno Kelly, Reuters

Tricycle drivers to delivery riders

Quezon City tricycle drivers apply as food delivery riders under #PandaTODA, the Quezon City government's partnership program with Foodpanda, on Tuesday, amid the general community quarantine. Under the program, Foodpanda will be hiring 500 tricycle drivers, waiving fees for rider kits, amid the high demand for online delivery services during the pandemic. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

DepEd implements ‘drop-box enrollment’

Parents submit the “Learner Enrollment Survey Form” of their children in a drop box at the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday. The Department of Education announced on Monday evening the implementation of the ‘drop box’ system located in schools and barangay halls where parents may submit enrollment documents to supplement the ongoing remote enrollment for the incoming school year. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visiting Imjingak peace park

Visitors look at ribbons wishing for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula on a military fence at Imjingak peace park, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on Tuesday. North Korea's army is "fully ready" to take action against the South, state media said on June 16 in the latest verbal saber-rattling from Pyongyang, days after its leader's sister threatened military moves against Seoul. Jung Yeon-je, AFP

Clean as you go

An employee disinfects tables separated by plastic barriers at a mall restaurant in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed the resumption of dine-in operations in areas under general community quarantine, provided only 30 percent of restaurant capacity is allowed inside. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Back to ECQ in Cebu City

Motorists queue at a checkpoint along the Port Service Road at the North Reclamation Area bordering Cebu and Mandaue cities Tuesday, after Cebu City was placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the rising COVID-19 cases. Workers have raised concern over the impact of returning to ECQ, as businesses voluntarily closed down while waiting for clear ECQ guidelines on business operation. Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News

Pumping iron in the new normal

People exercise at Inspire South Bay Fitness behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing on Monday in Redondo Beach, California, as the gym reopens under California's coronavirus Phase 3 reopening guidelines. As more businesses open, authorities reported on Monday 1,071 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths in Los Angeles County, bringing the total to 73, 791 cases and 2,926 deaths. Frederic J. Brown, AFP