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PM Modi Reaches Pune After Gujarat, Hyderabad To Review Serum Institute's Vaccine

Modi began his vaccine development review tour by visiting Zydus Cadila's facility near Ahmedabad, followed by Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad

PM Modi Reaches Pune After Gujarat, Hyderabad To Review Serum Institute's Vaccine
Earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi visited Bharat Biotech facility during his 3 city visit to review COVID-19 vaccine development work in Hyderabad. | PTI photo
PM Modi Reaches Pune After Gujarat, Hyderabad To Review Serum Institute's Vaccine
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2020-11-28T17:21:14+05:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Pune on Saturday on the last leg of his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development in India.

After landing at Pune airport around 4.30 pm from Hyderabad, Modi proceeded to the Serum Institute of India (SII) by helicopter.

Modi's visit to SII is aimed at reviewing the progress of the vaccine candidate for coronavirus infection and to know about its launch, production and distribution mechanism, an official said.

Serum Institute of India has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for the vaccine.

Modi began his vaccine development review tour by visiting pharma major Zydus Cadila's manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad at 9.30 am.

Modi spent over an hour at the plant, before leaving for Hyderabad, where he visited vaccine maker Bharat Biotech's facility.

He will fly back to Delhi from Pune in the evening, the official said.

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