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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 23, 2020

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Posted at Jan 23 2020 11:48 PM

Total lockdown in Taal danger zone

Police officers man the entrance to Lemery - Agoncillo road in Batangas on Thursday. Authorities have given an ultimatum to the residents until 5am today to evacuate as they implement a total lockdown in areas within the 14-km danger zone from the main crater of Taal Volcano. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Breast milk donations for Taal evacuees

Mothers collect breast milk during a milk-letting event in Taguig City on Thursday. The breast milk will be donated to help displaced mothers and babies affected by the Taal Volcano eruption last January 12. Mothers are urged to breastfeed or provide breast milk to their infants given the risk of illness due to lack of potable water in evacuation centers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Rescuing rabbits from Taal's wrath

Workers load rabbits into a truck in Barangay Balagbag, after the local government of Cuenca, Batangas announced a forced evacuation on Thursday. Over 400 rabbits, mostly rabbit does, are housed in a rabbit farm in Barangay Balagbag, while farm owners wait for the truck that they hired to transport their animals going to Lipa, Batangas. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

China shuts down transportation from Wuhan

Travelers in face masks walk past a display board showing a canceled flight from Wuhan at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. Mark Schiefelbein, AP Photo

Standing watch

Elsa Sanodio, 81, sleeps as her daughter Emelita Manalo watches over her on Thursday at the Bolbok Elementary School in Batangas which is being used as an evacuation center for residents displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption. The Department of Health recently reported that nearly 4,000 people in evacuation centers in Batangas and Cavite have fallen ill due to congestion in shelters as alert level 4 remains in effect in high-risk areas. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Sorting aid

Volunteers and soldiers gather and organize donations for victims of the Taal volcano eruption at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office’s donation hub at the Batangas Provincial Sports Complex, Thursday. By government count, more than 280,000 people from Batangas, Quezon, Cavite and Laguna have been affected by the volcano's Jan. 12 eruption. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Occupational hazard

A Bureau of Immigration employee wears a mask while working at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Parañaque City on Thursday, as the country raises the alert level to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China. More than 550 cases have been reported globally and has killed at least 17 people, forcing Chinese authorities to put Wuhan and nearby Huanggang in an “unprecedented” lockdown in hopes of containing the virus. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News