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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 16, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 17 2020 12:22 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Navotas under strict lockdown amid COVID-19

Members of the Philippine National Police conduct strict inspection of entry and exit points of Navotas City on Thursday, after it was placed under strict lockdown from July 16-29 to prevent spread of COVID-19. Navotas recorded 857 cases as of July 15, according to the DOH COVID-19 tracker. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Heavy flooding hits Bangladesh

This aerial view shows flooded houses in Sunamganj on Wednesday. Almost four million people have been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia with a third of Bangladesh already underwater from some of the heaviest rains in a decade according to local officials. Munir Uz zaman, AFP

Spain pays tribute to COVID-19 frontliners and victims

Princess Leonor and King Felipe VI of Spain attend a state tribute in memory of COVID-19 victims at an esplanade in Madrid's Royal Palace in Spain on Thursday. Spain is paying homage to the nation's victims of the new coronavirus and workers who put their lives at the crossroads during the worst of the pandemic with a solemn ceremony in Madrid. Manu Fernandez, AP

COVID-19 information drive in Tonsuya, Malabon

Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel escort youngsters going to a community center for a briefing on the imposed community quarantine protocols, particularly penalties and violations, in Tonsuya, Malabon on Thursday. Barangay Tonsuya, along with other several communities, were placed under a 15-day lockdown after recording high cases of COVID-19 in the City of Malabon. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fire hits Baseco compound

Residents evacuate to an open area with whatever belongings they could carry as firefighters put out a blaze at Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila on Thursday. Reports say the fire, which reached the 2nd alarm, was declared under control at 3:37 p.m. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Net mending in the midst of a lockdown

A fisherman wearing a face mask mends a fishing net in Navotas City on Thursday. The coastal town, known as a commercial fishing hub, was put on lockdown to arrest the spread of COVID-19 until 11:59 p.m., July 29. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Flying ABS-CBN’s colors

Supporters wave ABS-CBN's corporate colors, as a motorcade joins the noise barrage in front of the network's headquarters in Quezon City on Thursday. Various sectors have expressed dissatisfaction over the House of Representatives junking the network's franchise application last week. Fernando G. Sepe Jr. ABS-CBN News