THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 29, 2020


Posted at Jul 30 2020 04:22 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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US Health Institute tests potential COVID-19 vaccine

Nurse Kathe Olmstead, right, gives volunteer Melissa Harting, of Harpersville, New York, an injection as the world's biggest study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in this photo taken last July 27, 2020 in Binghamton, New York, USA. Hans Pennink, AP

Stranded by coronavirus, LSIs take bus back to Caraga

Locally stranded individuals prepare to board a bus outside Rizal Memorial Stadium that will bring them to the Manila North Port in Tondo, Manila for their scheduled trip for Caraga region on Wednesday. Some LSIs from provinces with current travel restrictions were brought to National Housing Authority project sites in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año. ABS-CBN News

Increasing hospital bed capacity for COVID-19 cases

A health worker walks towards oxygen tanks at Gat Andres Hospital in Tondo, Manila, Tuesday. The Health Department recently amended its One Hospital Command, mandating public hospitals to allocate as much as 70 percent of its bed capacity to COVID-19 cases while 30 percent for private hospitals, as COVID-19 cases rise in Metro Manila. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Another practical use of motorcycle riders' barrier

A motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger use their barrier or divider, to protect them from the sudden downpour while cruising along Lopez Avenue in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. The weather bureau forecast cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms throughout the day in Metro Manila. ABS-CBN News

Saudi Arabia scales down Hajj

Hundreds of Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, while observing physical distancing as precaution against the coronavirus, ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday. The five-day hajj, which drew millions of worshippers in the past years, was scaled down with the prohibition of international travelers and setting an age limit of worshippers allowed to participate. AP Photo

Vietnamese COVID-19 patients thank their government

Vietnamese COVID-19 patients in protective gear, holding Vietnamese flags and carrying a portrait of the national leader Ho Chi Minh, arrive at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday. The 129 patients who were working in Equatorial Guinea are brought home in a repatriation flight for coronavirus treatment. Vietnam has not recorded a single coronavirus-related death in its population of 95 million people. Tran Huy Hung, VNA via AP