The European Union has received a political mandate from member states to distribute a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 across the continent when it is developed.
Brazil overtook UK in terms of the number of people who have died from COVID-19, with 41,828 deaths.
Brazil ranks second globally in terms of coronavirus cases after the United States, which has recorded more than 2 million COVID-19 patients.
The United States still has the highest case count in the world, with 2,048,986, including 114,669 fatalities and 547,386 recoveries.
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