News Pictures of The Week - April 16

In This Photo: Jesus Christ
Catholic priests together with a statue of Jesus on the cross ride on a truck to bless residents quarantined in their homes as part of Good Friday commemorations, amid a government lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus on April 10, 2020 in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. Most Easter celebrations in the Philippines have been cancelled after religious gatherings have been banned as part of government lock-down measures imposed on the country's main island Luzon to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Land, sea, and air travel has been suspended, while government work, schools, businesses, and public transportation have been ordered shut in a bid to keep some 55 million people at home. The Philippines' Department of Health has so far confirmed 4,195 cases of the new coronavirus in the country, with at least 221 recorded fatalities. The Philippines is the only Roman Catholic majority in Southeast Asia with around 85% practicing the faith.
(April 9, 2020 - Source: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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