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PM Modi comes to Pune to review vaccine work at Serum Institute | India News


PUNE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Pune on Saturday on the last leg of his visit to three cities to review the development of the coronavirus vaccine in India.
After landing at Pune airport around 4.30pm from Hyderabad, Modi headed to the Serum Institute of India (SII) by helicopter.
Modi’s visit to the SII aims to review the progress of the candidate vaccine for coronavirus infection and learn about its launch, production and distribution mechanism, an official said.
Serum Institute of India has partnered with global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford for the vaccine.
Modi began his vaccine development review tour by visiting the manufacturing facility of major pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila near Ahmedabad at 9.30am.
Modi spent more than an hour at the plant, before leaving for Hyderabad, where he visited the facilities of the vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech.
It will fly back to Delhi from Pune in the evening, the official said.

Times of India