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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 21, 2020

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Posted at Jan 22 2020 12:06 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Mysterious new coronavirus in China

Medical staff transfer a patient to Jinyintan hospital where patients infected with a new strain of coronavirus identified as the cause of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak are treated in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Monday. More cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak were reported, bringing the total number of cases to more than 200 with three deaths so far in China. EPA-EFE

Duterte satisfied with Taal eruption response

President Duterte leads the ceremonial distribution of calamity assistance to the families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sto. Tomas Campus in Sto. Tomas City, Batangas on Monday. Duterte said he was “very satisfied” with government’s response to the rumbling Taal Volcano as he noted that no fatalities have been recorded since the eruption began. Ace Morandante, Presidential Photo

Macaraeg takes first heat at 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Philippines' Julian Macaraeg (left most) competes during the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics heats for the Short Track Speed Skating Men’s 500m category in Switzerland on Monday. Macaraeg is one step closer to the country’s first-ever gold in the tournament after winning the first heat. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympics is held from January 9 to 22 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Jed Leicester, OIS/IOC via Reuters

Checking the damage

Residents of Talisay, Batangas check their homes damaged by volcanic earthquakes caused by rising magma on Tuesday, more than a week since the Taal volcano erupted. A fresh supply of magma or molten rocks from underneath Taal is moving towards the volcano's crater, vaporizing the water on its lake and creating steam, said seismology institute Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Coronavirus precautions in Kuala Lumpur

Health officials hand out information about the current coronavirus at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on Tuesday as countries have initiated body temperature checks at airports and railway stations in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying the new virus, which authorities say can be transmitted between humans. The virus, first discovered in Wuhan and has infected almost 300 people China, has stoked fears of a possible epidemic as millions prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year. Vincent Thian, AP

Relief goods continue to pour in

Gemma Morta, a resident of Barangay Calauit, Balete town, Batangas repacks relief goods with other volunteers at the Malabanan Elementary School on Tuesday. Thousands of residents from Calauit face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives after losing their homes and livelihood because of the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 12. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Lockdown still in effect

Rescued dogs wait beside their owner at a checkpoint in Taal, Batangas on Tuesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Tuesday said that all road sections in Calabarzon, once announced as passable, have been locked down for safety reasons.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government recently ordered the scrapping of “window hours” given to residents of towns on lockdown while Taal Volcano is still on Alert level 4. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Finding clothes that fit

A young girl holds the clothes she picked out of a pile of donations at the Batangas Provincial Sports Complex on Tuesday. A disaster-mitigation official said donors must be more thoughtful when they give away their clothes, amid reports that some garments were unusable. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News