MB Daily News Update

Published August 21, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Although it was reported that the number of daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reached an all-time high of 17,231 on Friday, August 20, 2021, an announcement made by Metro Manila Council Chairman Edwin Olivarez that 70 percent of the target adult population in the metropolis has already had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine provided some relief from the chilling effects of that grim milestone.

Then there was also a statement issued by the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines, who said that his country would be delivering 10 million doses of vaccines this month.

Meanwhile, in other developments, 18 Filipinos were able to make it out of Afghanistan, and are now in the United Kingdom, while the Department of Education (DepEd) reported enrollment at 5.9 million students only after the first week of enlistment for the next school year.

Erstwhile tropical depression “Isang” has also intensified into a tropical storm.

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Filipino Manny Pacquiao (left) and World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas face off at a news conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, ahead of their August 21, 2021 fight at the T-Mobile Arena. (AFP)
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