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Brazil's Rio starts giving virus jabs at Christ the Redeemer statue

At the foot of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, two female residents of Rio de Janeiro become the first to be vaccinated in Brazil's nationwide immunisation campaign against Covid-19, which the government decided to bring forward two days in response to growing pressure from some states where inoculation drives had already started, amid a devastating second wave of the virus.