On the 21st local time, a fire broke out at a serum Research Institute in Pune, India. The Indian Times reported that it is the world’s largest vaccine production organization. The fire happened in a factory under construction in the Research Institute, and it is participating in the production of covishield new crown vaccine. According to Xinhua news agency, Xinyuan of the Institute said the fire did not affect the production of the new crown vaccine. So far, the fire has caused five deaths, a number of fire engines rushed to the rescue.
According to the report, the fire happened in a factory under construction in a serum Research Institute in Pune, India, which is participating in the production of the new coronal vaccine of covishield, but the source said that the fire will not affect the production of the new coronal vaccine.
It is understood that the Institute is producing a vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca for India and many low – and middle-income countries. In addition, the Institute is also preparing to produce vaccines developed by Novax pharmaceutical company in the United States.