Pope Francis visits Iraq

Some health experts are concerned the historic trip could become a COVID super-spreader event.
2:13 | 03/05/21

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bit later. We'll turn now to ABC's erielle reshef with the latest headlines. Good afternoon, erielle. See someone's in studio today. I know. Lone souls here on Friday. We begin with the better than expected February jobs report just in, the bureau of labor statistics reporting 379,000 jobs were added last month, analysts say the jump is quite a bit better than expected. First report covering a full month of the Biden administration, this as the senate moves toward a vote on president Biden's massive covid relief package. Republicans vowing to fight the nearly $2 trillion bill every step of the way, forcing more than 600 pages of it to be read aloud into the night. Covid-19 vaccinations all around the country accelerating, the CDC reporting more than 2 million shots are being administered per day, more than 16,000 people are signed up to get free vaccines at the Indianapolis motor speedway this weekend, and mass vaccination sites like New York's javits center and Yankee stadium will now be open 24/7. President Biden and chief white house medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health officials are urging Americans to keep wearing masks and stay distance. Pope Francis touching down in war-torn Iraq today, the historic first-ever papal trip coming at a dangerous time with fears of the pope's safety, not just from possible violence, about the potential for his visit to become a covid-19 superspreader event. And anticipation is growing for Oprah's sit-down interview with prince Harry and duchess Meghan Markle. ABC news has confirmed that the royal couple will not be participating in the palace's probe of bullying. At least 63,000 countries are expected to air it. And the popcorn alert for you, after nearly a year of dark screens New York City movie theaters are opening their doors again for the first time at 25% capacity. Yes, we'll have to still wear mask and social distance, you'll have to make appointments to do this, but the big screen is back up. A sign of the times. A promising one indeed. Progress. We'll take it, erielle. Thank you so much.

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