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  • India - COVISHIELD: CEO reassures after 5 die in fire at world's largest vaccine maker - January 21, 2021


    Adar Poonawalla

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    We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation we have learnt that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed.
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    Adar Poonawalla

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    I would like to reassure all governments & the public that there would be no loss of #COVISHIELD production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies at
    @SerumInstIndia
    . Thank you very much
    @PuneCityPolice
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    India has approved two vaccines — Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech, and Covishield from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, being manufactured by Pune-headquartered Serum Institute of India.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/ci...-fire-7155984/



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    Five killed as fire breaks out at world's biggest vaccine manufacturer in India (VIDEO)

    21 Jan, 2021 10:08 / Updated 1 hour ago
    Five people have died after a fire broke out at a production facility belonging to the world's largest vaccine maker, the Serum Institute of India (SII). It said that Covid-19 vaccine production has not been impacted, however.

    On Thursday afternoon, emergency services were called to an SII plant in Pune, after a fire broke out on the fifth floor.

    Executive Director Suresh Jadhav confirmed that the facility in question is used for the production of a BCG vaccine – an inoculation used primarily against tuberculosis....Poonawala confirmed that production of the Covishield vaccine had not been impacted.
    Pune's mayor said the cause of the fire is still unknown.....https://www.rt.com/news/513198-world...mpaign=firefox
    CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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