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Brazilian health minister vows to increase vaccinations

Brazil's new health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, says he is committed to accelerating Brazil's vaccination campaign to achieve at least one million vaccines per day, after the country surpassed 300,000 deaths from Covid-19.

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