THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 30, 2020


Posted at Jan 31 2020 03:00 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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US repatriates citizens from Wuhan

Passengers board buses past personnel in protective clothing after arriving on an aircraft, chartered by the U.S. State Department at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, USA on Wednesday. The US government evacuated government employees and other Americans citizens with the rising cases of the 2019-nCOV infection in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Mike Blake, Reuters

Volcanic dawn

Residents clear volcanic ash from a roof in Barangay Bilibinwang, Agoncillo, Batangas on Thursday, days after residents were allowed to return within the 7-km danger zone during window hours due to the downgrading of Taal Volcano's alert level to 3. Six barangays in Laurel and Agoncillo near Taal Volcano remain on lockdown. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Protection against coronavirus

Chinese workers wearing masks ride an escalator at a transportation hub in Paranaque, on Thursday. At least 170 deaths were recorded in China and more than 7,700 cases of 2019-nCov infection were reported globally. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

FBI raids Kingdom of Jesus Christ branch in Los Angeles

Crime-scene tape is seen closing off an area around the grounds of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Wednesday. The FBI raided the local branch of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to arrest leaders of an alleged immigration fraud scheme that resulted in sham marriages. Richard Vogel, AP

Virus protection

A mother watches as a face mask is fitted on her child on Thursday in Bambang, Manila for protection against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed the country’s first case of the virus, a 38-year-old woman from Wuhan, China, on Thursday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Changed landscape

Taal Lake fishermen return during “window hours” to the recently shrunken shoreline of Brgy. Subic Ilaya in Agoncillo, a result of Taal Volcano’s recent eruption, on Thursday. While Taal Volcano is currently on Alert Level 3, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the area remains unsafe due to the presence of magma 5 kilometers below the crater. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Commuter safety

People wear face masks as they cross a street in Quezon City on Thursday. Several senators have urged Malacañang to impose a travel ban on individuals traveling from China as authorities confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country, a Chinese national who travelled from Wuhan where the virus originated.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the Philippines is monitoring at least 23 other patients suspected of carrying the new coronavirus. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News