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Diplomats From 100 Nations To Visit Pune Based Covid-19 Vaccine Making Facilities

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The ambassadors and envoys from a hundred nations are going to visit the Pune-based Serum Institute of India and Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Limited (GBL) on December 4.

Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said there was a possibility that PM Narendra Modi would also visit Pune adding, “if the visit happens, it would be at Serum Institute of India and Gennova Biophramaceuticals”.

He added, “PM Modi’s visit if it takes place, would be aimed at reviewing the status of the vaccine candidate for coronavirus infection and to know about its launch, production and distribution mechanisms.”

“We have not received any official communication from the PMO. However, we are making preparations for the probable visit (of the PM).”

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation has granted permission for the manufacture of the COVID-19 vaccine for the pre-clinical test, examination, and analysis to seven firms, two of which are Serum Institute of India and Gennova Biopharmaceuticals.

Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for the COVID-19 vaccine.


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