PM Modi to go on a 3-city visit tomorrow to review Covid-19 vaccine development

PM Modi to go on a 3-city visit tomorrow to review Covid-19 vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-city visit on Saturday to “personally review the (coronavirus) vaccine development & manufacturing process”, said Prime Minister’s Office on Friday.

He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune, PMO said.

“As India enters a decisive phase of the fight against COVID-19, PM Modi’s visit to these facilities & discussions with the scientists will help him get a first hand perspective of the preparations, challenges & roadmap in India’s endeavour to vaccinate its citizens,” said PMO in an official statement.

Zydus Cadila’s plant is situated at Changodar industrial area near Ahmedabad city.

The drug maker had earlier announced that the phase-I clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D, has been completed and it has commenced phase-II clinical trials from August.

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