Most countries were "too slow" in their response to COVID-19, an independent panel commissioned reviewing the handling of the pandemic has found.
Spain will allow spectators back to matches from next weekend under strict conditions.
India confirmed 4,205 more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, a daily record for the country.
While hundreds celebrated with improvised street parties, others feared the national state of emergency would be replaced by a patchwork of conflicting regional approaches.
India reported on Saturday a record high 4,187 coronavirus deaths as pressure mounts on the government to impose a nationwide lockdown.
Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU's trade chief, told Euronews that other measures, besides patent waivers, need to be considered to ramp up global production of COVID-19 vaccines.
This could explain blood clots in some COVID patients and other issues like "COVID feet", which are not classic symptoms of a respiratory illness.
The European Commission has identified 137 products in strategic sectors, like healthcare and high tech, where the EU is highly dependent on imports.
India confirmed more than 20 million coronavirus infections on Tuesday in an official total believed to be a vast undercount.
Brussels considers that the latest scientific advice indicates that vaccination "considerably helps to break the transmission chain".
The largest study of its kind confirmed minority ethnic groups in England had a higher risk of testing positive for coronavirus, as well as hospitalisation, admission to intensive care, and death.
People with government-issued coronavirus immunity cards can now go indoors to restaurants, theatres, cinemas, spas, gyms and other recreational venues.