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Coronavirus live news: EU demands ‘fair share’ of Covid jabs, US doubles vaccine target

Biden pledges 200m jabs in his first 100 days; Brazil records more than 100,000 new daily cases; Mexico death toll passes 100,000

Colombia has approved emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine, the director of food and drug regulator INVIMA said as part of a government address on Thursday.

“In its capacity as regulator, INVIMA has authorised the emergency use of the vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Janssen, of the multinational Johnson & Johnson,” INVIMA director Julio Cesar Aldana said during the government’s nightly broadcast.

In his first press conference as president, Joe Biden, announced he had doubled his administration’s vaccination goal to 200m shots during his first 100 days as president (up until 29 April).

“I know it’s ambitious, twice our original goal, but no other country in the world has even come close to what we are doing,” Biden said of his new goal.

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