THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 5, 2020


Posted at Feb 06 2020 12:30 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Up in the air

Passengers wearing protective face masks sleep on their flight to Shanghai on Tuesday. The new coronavirus has killed at least 490 people and infected more than 24,000 in the country according to latest reports issued by China’s National Health Commission. Noel Celis, AFP

10 cruise ship passengers test positive for 2019-nCoV

A small boat is pictured next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people as it sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama on Tuesday, a day after it arrived with passengers feeling ill. At least 10 passengers who tested positive from the 2019-nCoV were sent to medical organizations for monitoring while remaining passengers will be required to stay for 14 days. Jiji Press/AFP

Pelosi rips Trump's speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, tears her copy of President Donald Trump's s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Trump appeared to snub Pelosi, after giving his 80-minute speech, a month after the House Democrats voted for his impeachment. Patrick Semansky, AP

Masked commuters

Commuters, mostly wearing face masks, cross a busy street in Mandaluyong on Wednesday. The World Health Organization said hand washing, basic hygiene and health monitoring are the best defenses against the 2019-nCoV infection. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Ospital ng Parañaque sets up new coronavirus holding area

A medical staff member gets ready to enter a tent setup as a 2019 Novel Coronavirus holding area outside the Ospital ng Parañaque as a child runs by on Wednesday. The Philippines has recorded a third 2019-nCoV case, authorities said, but the patient has already been discharged and returned to China. A total of 133 patients are under watch for the virus in the Philippines. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Testing for the virus

This photo taken on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, shows a medical staff member showing a test tube after taking samples from a person to be tested for the new coronavirus at a quarantine zone in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, in China's central Hubei province. The world has a "window of opportunity" to halt the spread of a deadly new virus, global health experts said, as the number of people infected in China jumped to 24,000 and millions more were ordered to stay indoors. AFP

Scarce supply

A woman sits outside a medical supply shop that has run out of surgical masks that protects people from the new virus in Manila on Wednesday. The Philippines has reported 3 cases, including one death, from the new virus and precautionary measures remain tight around the country. Aaron Favila, AP

Guarding against disease

A security guard passes in front of a designated isolation area for patients exhibiting novel coronavirus symptoms at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City on Wednesday. Two medical experts said on Wednesday that flu and pneumonia vaccines may help protect against the novel coronavirus as the majority of the fatalities of the disease had underlying health problems. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News