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Serum Institute fire leaves 5 dead, welding work caused blaze, says Tope

22 Jan 2021 3:40 AM GMT

The fire at the Serum Institute plant near Pune has claimed five lives, sources has reported, after five charred bodies were recovered from the site. SII CEO Adar Poonwalla, after initially tweeting that no lives had been lost, confirmed the casualties on Twitter. “We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation we have […]

Pune: Fire breaks out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India

21 Jan 2021 9:55 AM GMT

A fire broke out at the Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India (SII) in Maharashtra’s Pune on Thursday. More details are awaited. Notably, the Serum Institute of India is the manufacturer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – Covishied. Oxford’s Covishield is one of the first COVID-19 vaccines in India to get restricted emergency-use […]

Brazil seeks two million doses of Covishield vaccine from India on priority basis

10 Jan 2021 10:35 AM GMT

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested India for 2 million doses of Covishield vaccine produced indigenously by the Serum Institute of India, Pune. Mr Bolsonaro has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite the shipment of Covishield vaccine to Brazil without affecting India’s vaccination program. Mr Bolsonaro’s letter, released by his press […]

India’s vaccination drive, may start in January, normal life expected to get on track by October

14 Dec 2020 5:38 AM GMT

The CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, is expecting to get emergency approval for market authorisation by the end of December. He said that once the approval is received, vaccination drive in India can be started by January 2021. Poonawalla also added that close to 60 crore people will get vaccinated by October […]

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