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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 30 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 31 2020 12:08 AM

Disinfecting Rizal Memorial Stadium

A member of the Manila Department of Public Services disinfects the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday. The sports complex was placed under lockdown after 48 locally-stranded individuals who stayed in the facility, under the Hatid Tulong program, tested positive in the rapid tests. These individuals are currently awaiting for their respective swab test results in a quarantine facility in Manila. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Solar-powered sewage treatment plant targets Manila Bay pollution

A man bikes past the newly inaugurated solar-powered Sewage Treatment Plant adjacent to the Manila Yacht Club along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Thursday. The solar-powered sewage treatment plant, which aims to address pollution in Manila Bay, is capable of treating 500,000 liters of waste water per day according to the Environment Department. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Free COVID-19 testing for Grab, delivery riders

Grab driver-partners and delivery riders undergo swab testing at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Thursday. Grab, in partnership with the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease, launched the 2-month initiative to provide free real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for its driver- and delivery partners in Metro Manila to ensure community safety and prevent spread of COVID-19. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr falls

Cult leader and former lawmaker Ruben Ecleo Jr. with driver Benjie Faran are presented by NCRPO chief Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Thursday. Ecleo was arrested in San Fernando, Pampanga for earlier convictions for graft and his wife's slay. ABS-CBN News

Portland protests continue

Demonstrators lean on a fence and cover themselves with makeshift shields, as federal officers launch tear gas at them during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Thursday in Portland, Oregon. After weeks of clashes with protesters, federal security forces are ready for a phased pullout starting Thursday, on the condition that state and city police will replace Department of Homeland Security agents in guarding federal buildings, which have become the focal point of unrest. Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Done for the day

Vendors selling ready-to-wear clothing pack up for the day at a market in Taytay, Rizal on Thursday, as business owners try to jumpstart sales while parts of the country deal with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion on Tuesday warned against putting Metro Manila and other regions on the stricter enhanced community quarantine as it would “destroy businesses and people who are trying to restart.” Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News