In a developing story, a massive fire has broken out at the Terminal 1 gate of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune. The blaze of fire was reported at a building that’s near the Terminal 1 gate of the institute located in the Majri area.
Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India in Pune. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/RnjnNj37ta
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According to reports, 10 fire tenders have been rushed to manage and overcome the flames. Local administration, police, and concerned departments have also reached the site and rescue operations are underway.
According to sources, the fire is not at the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant and the fire will unlikely affect the manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing company. SII has also been the manufacturing site for the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’. The Serum Institute of India has reportedly already manufactured 50 million doses of their Covishield vaccine. The vaccine giant of India aims to develop another 3.2 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.
This is a developing story. Further updates are awaited. Watch this space for more information.