THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 29, 2021
Here are the day's top stories in photos.
Greek students assert rights
Greek university students, wearing protective face masks, shout slogans during a demonstration in Athens, Greece on Thursday. The students are opposing government plans to add a new police force for universities and a ban on protests amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters
'Defy China Coast Guard Law'
Fisherfolk from Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Makati on Friday. The group urged the Philippine government to defy Beijing’s recently passed Coast Guard Law ordering their fleet to shoot anyone they consider as foreigners in the West Philippine Sea, an area also claimed by the Philippines and other ASEAN countries. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Cold storage in Manila
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gives officials of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force a tour of the city's Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) operations center inside their facility at the Sta. Ana Hospital on Friday. The visit was in time for the inauguration of its cold storage facility at the hospital’s 7th floor which could keep different vaccines at their designated storage temperatures. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Love in the time of corona(virus)
Vietnamese dentist Tran Phuong Thao and her husband Tran Minh Hieu kiss at their wedding ceremony wearing protective masks amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday. Vietnam’s health ministry on Thursday confirmed its first 2 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in nearly 2 months. Kham, Reuters
10,000 and counting
Health workers and advocates arrange flowers depicting the number of lives lost to COVID-19, during a protest in front of the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City on Friday, a day before the country marks the first year since its first recorded case. The protesters are calling on the government to spend more in the fight against the pandemic and respond to the needs of health facilities, which they say are understaffed and underfunded. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Prepping for the Lunar New Year
Security guards wearing face masks carry a giant balloon ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year festivity at Yu Garden, following the COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, China on Friday. The Chinese government has imposed several quarantines and testing rules to dissuade millions of people from travelling during the Lunar New Year due to fears that it could become a super spreader event. Aly Song, Reuters