Covid Vaccine in India Highlights: PM Modi reviews progress at Serum Institute

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Updated: November 28, 2020 6:19:14 pm

Covid 19 Vaccine progress in India Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-city tour today to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccine development in India.

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Covid 19 Vaccine progress in India Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a three-city tour today to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccine development in India. PM Modi visited Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad – three cities where research and development of Indian vaccine candidates are being done. PM Modi first reached Ahmedabad as part of his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development work at facilities in the city. PM visited pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development, the official said.

The phase-I clinical trial of Zydus Cadilla’s vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D is over and the pharma company commenced phase-II clinical trials from August. After Ahmedabad, PM flew to Hyderabad where he visited vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s facility. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is undergoing phase-3 trials. After spending an hour in Hyderabad, PM proceeded to Pune to visit the Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for the vaccine.

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    13:09 (IST)28 Nov 2020
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    Watch: PM Modi meets scientists, officials at Zydus Biotech Park
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