Serum Institute of India

Oli will be receiving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Teaching Hospital at 10 AM.

The fire, which broke out at Serum Institute of India's fifth floor building was brought under control in two hours, police said. Meanwhile, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said that Covishield vaccine production won''t be hit due to the fire.

A fire broke out at the Manjri plant Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, on Thursday afternoon. The plant produces multiple vaccines along with Covishield..

Fire breaks out at building under construction at Serum Institute of India in Pune.

Poonawalla said many countries have been writing to India and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for vaccines to be supplied from Serum Institute to their countries.

The decision was taken at a meeting on Saturday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the country and the preparedness of states and union territories for vaccination against the disease.

"Mr. Adar Poonawala and Dr. Krishna Ella, jointly on behalf of the two companies, today communicated their combined intent to develop, manufacture and supply the COVID-19 vaccines for India and globally," read a joint statement from SII and Bharat Biotech.

Pune-based SII, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, has tie-up with AstraZeneca to manufacture Covishield vaccine which was developed by scientists at Oxford University.

The SII stated that the volunteer was specifically informed by the medical team that the complications he suffered were independent of the vaccine trial he underwent.

SII has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for the vaccine candidate 'Covidshield'.