MB Daily News Update

Published March 3, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

The country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program continues to roll, attracting more and more Filipinos to have themselves inoculated with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine.

The rollout of the program continued to dominate our headlines, even as we have also curated some stories that could be of interest to you this Wednesday morning, March 3.

  1. The Department of Health (DOH) said it was “content and happy” that the country has already started its vaccination program against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 
health worker receives the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during the first phase of vaccinations for health workers at Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, formerly Tala Sanitarium, in Caloocan City Monday. Around 178 medical personnel are expected to receive the vaccine in Caloocan march 1 2021(photo by ali vicoy)
  • Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has released the vaccine allocation list of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) referral hospitals in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and their corresponding number of “eligible population.”
  • Contact tracing efforts and maintaining the minimum public health standards are “crucial” responses amid the detection of the South African variant of the coronavirus in the country, an infectious disease expert said.  
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: 2,067 new cases, 144 recoveries, 47 deaths
  • The Department of Education (DepEd) officially confirmed the changes in the school calendar of School Year (SY) 2020-2021.
  • Libyan authorities have finally located the gravesites of four Filipino oil workers who were kidnapped and killed by Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in that country almost six years ago. 
  • He was supposed to be dead. But an accused in a graft case suddenly surfaces at the Sandiganbayan to file a motion.
  • There is a real Paradis Island in Cavinti, Laguna, a mere three-hour drive from Metro Manila.