THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 11, 2022
Here are the day's top stories in photos.
DOTr conducts voluntary antigen testing in LRT
A passenger undergoes a COVID-19 antigen test at the Light Railway Transit in EDSA-Taft station on Tuesday. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) conducted random antigen tests on consenting passengers of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System and the Light Rail Transit System, as part of its implementation of stricter health protocols to prevent spread of COVID-19. ABS-CBN News
Heavy rains cause massive flooding in Brazil
People wade through the water as they remove belongings from their homes in the flooded Brazilian municipality of Juatuba, located in the state of Minas Gerais, on Monday. Brazil is currently experiencing heavy summer rains which according to meteorologits was caused by the South Atlantic Convergence Zone (ZCAS) -- a phenomenon created by a humid corridor from the Amazon rainforest meeting a cold front from the South. Douglas Magno, AFP
Banking hours adjusted amid spike in COVID-19 cases
People check a closed bank along P. Ocampo in Makati City on Tuesday. A number of local banks issued advisories on their adjusted business hours amid staffing issues due to the surge in COVID-19 infections in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Activists call for justice for 'Bloody Sunday' victims
Activists hold a protest in front of the People Power Monument in Dasmariñas, Cavite as the formal hearing on the murder case of BAYAN-Cavite coordinator Manny Asuncion commenced on Tuesday. Labor leader Asuncion was among the 9 activists killed during simultaneous raids in Southern Luzon on March 7, 2021, dubbed as “Bloody Sunday." Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
No vax, no problem as court lets Djokovic stay in Australia, for now
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rests during practice ahead of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday. Djokovic returned to training hours after winning a court challenge to remain in Australia. However, the fight over the world number one’s medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination, which he needs to defend his Australian Open crown, is not over yet as the government said it was still considering another way to deport him. Scott Barbour, Tennis Australia handout/Reuters
Children get vaccine with help from 'Superheroes'
Medical staff dressed in superhero costumes of Captain America and Hulk accompany children age 6 to 11 as they receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a school in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. Indonesian authorities granted emergency authorization for the use of five different COVID-19 vaccines as booster shots that will prioritize vulnerable groups to stave off the rising number of new cases. Devi Rahman, AFP