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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 31, 2020

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Posted at Feb 01 2020 12:54 AM

Manila hospital sets up 2019-nCoV screening area

People pass by a screening area set up outside the Manila Doctors Hospital on Friday. The World Health Organization has declared the China coronavirus outbreak that has killed 170 people in China a global emergency, as cases spread to 18 countries. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

High demand for disinfectant

People hoard bottles of alcohol after the Philippine government confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country, in Makati City, Metro Manila on Thursday. The Department of Health earlier said a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, was confirmed to be infected with the virus following a laboratory test in Australia. The woman arrived in Manila via Hong Kong on Jan. 21. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Rush to construct Wuhan hospital as 2019-nCov cases spike

Construction workers labor at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday. China counted 204 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Thursday with more countries reporting infections, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home for medical observation and even isolation. Arek Rataj, AP Photo

Prayer vs 2019-nCoV

Catholic devotees wear surgical masks as they attend Mass at the Church of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila Friday. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines enjoined Filipino Catholics to recite the “Oratio Imperata against the novel coronavirus,” a prayer imploring protection as cases of the 2019-nCoV infection continue to rise globally. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

PH-Indonesia tandem wins Australian Open girls' doubles title

Alexandra Eala (left) of the Philippines and Priska Nugroho (right) of Indonesia pose with their trophy after winning the girls' doubles final match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday. The duo won against against Ziva Falkner of Slovenia and Matilda Mutavdzic of Britain. Roman Pilipey, EPA-EFE

Checking for symptoms

A student's temperature is checked with a body thermal scanner as a precautionary measure against the spread of a new virus at a school in Manila on Friday. The World Health Organization has declared the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus a global emergency after the number of cases spiked by more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. Aaron Favila, AP

Lining up for free mask

People queue up for free masks at a medical depot in Bambang, Manila on Friday. Demand for face masks soared a day after the Department of Health confirmed the first positive case of the 2019-nCoV in the Philippines, a Chinese tourist from Wuhan, China. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Press freedom advocates light candles for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Press freedom advocates from the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and a group called Laban Kapamilya gather outside the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center in Quezon City and lit candles for the renewal of the network's franchise, on Friday. They urged members of Congress to start tackling the bills filed that would renew ABS-CBN’s franchise, set to expire at the end of March 2020, for another 25 years. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Preventive measures

Foreign tourists wear protective masks as they disinfect their hands before taking a tour in Intramuros, Manila, on Friday. Meanwhile, Malacañang has ordered a ban on travelers from Hubei province, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak on Friday, according to Presidential Spokesman Salvator Panelo. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Taal evacuees find new home

A man who left behind his home in Taal Volcano Island prepares to move in temporarily to a sparsely occupied government housing project in Ibaan town, Batangas on Friday. The local government continues to identify more sites for the more than 10,000 residents displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News