MB Daily News Update

Published March 1, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

In what put a damper on a state of euphoria the country felt over the arrival of the first batch of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines from China, now comes the frustrating news that the arrival of the more than 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca jabs that were supposed to arrive Monday will be delayed for a week.

This development notwithstanding, the country’s rollout of its vaccination program, and this is just among the top stories we have curated for you this morning of Monday, March 1, 2021.

  1. The delivery of 525,600 doses of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines made by British drugmaker AstraZeneca to the Philippines will be delayed for one week due to global supply problem,  Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III  said on Sunday, Feb. 28. 
  • PH COVID-19 UPDATE: 2,113 new cases, 29 deats, 9,418 recoveries
  • While lined up at a well-known supermarket chain in Regina, Canada to pay for their groceries, Filipino Nico Inocalla and his family members were subjected to racial slurs by a fellow customer, an incident that attests to the rising anti-Asian attacks in Canada borne about by the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.
  • Stress tolerance is a necessary skill for jobseekers in the “new normal”.This was learned via the findings of the JobsFit COVID-19 Labor Market Information (LMI) Report of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which tackled the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the labor market landscape. 
  • No more cold early mornings, according to PAGASA.