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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla (ANI)

Modi's 3-city vaccine tour: After Zydus and Bharat Biotech, PM reaches Serum Institute in Pune

The Prime Minister has arrived at the Serum Institute of India in Pune, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for a Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech's facility in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune on Saturday to review the Covid-19 vaccine development work there.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted on Friday about PM Modi's visit today to 3 vaccine plants. "Tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi will embark on a 3 city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process. He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune," the PMO wrote on Twitter.

"As India enters a decisive phase of the fight against Covid-19, PM @narendramodis visit to these facilities and discussions with the scientists will help him get a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens," the PMO added.

Here are the Latest Updates from PM Modi's three-city tour:

  • PM Modi arrives at the Serum Institute of India in Pune to review the vaccine development amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Pune to visit Serum Institute of India and review the Covid-19 vaccine development.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Pune.
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Pune. (ANI)

  • PM Modi greets people outside Hyderabad's Bharat Biotech facility.

  • PM Modi tweeted on Bharat Biotech visit: "At the Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad, was briefed about their indigenous COVID-19 vaccine. Congratulated the scientists for their progress in the trials so far. Their team is closely working with ICMR to facilitate speedy progress."
  • PM Modi leaves Bharat Biotech facility in Genome Valley in Hyderabad after taking a stock of the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin's development.
  • Photos from Modi's Bharat Biotech visit

PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad where scientists are working on a Covid-19 vaccine.
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PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad where scientists are working on a Covid-19 vaccine.

  • The official account of the BJP, in a tweet, said, "On his second stop during the review of COVID Vaccine development programs at 3 premier facilities in India, PM Shri @narendramodi visits Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad where scientists are working on a COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN."


  • Zydus Cadila on PM Narendra Modi visit

  • PM Narendra Modi visits Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad to review the coronavirus vaccine development.

PM Modi reviews coronavirus vaccine development at Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad.
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PM Modi reviews coronavirus vaccine development at Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad. (ANI)

  • PM Modi lands in Hyderabad to visit the Bharat Biotech facility to review the Covid-19 vaccine development.

PM Narendra Modi lands in Hyderabad.
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PM Narendra Modi lands in Hyderabad. (ANI)

  • PM Modi will now fly to Hyderabad to visit the Bharat Biotech facility there.
  • After visiting Ahmedabad's Zydus Biotech Park facility, PM Modi took to Twitter saying, "Visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad to know more about the indigenous DNA based vaccine being developed by Zydus Cadila. I compliment the team behind this effort for their work. Government of India is actively working with them to support them in this journey."

  • PM Modi has concluded his visit to Zydus Biotech Park near Ahmedabad after reviewing the development of Covid vaccine candidate, ZyCOV-D. This visit was PM Modi's first of his three-city tour to personally review the vaccine development process in India.
  • PM Modi greets the crowd gathered outside Zydus Biotech Park near Ahmedabad during his vaccine review visit on Saturday.

  • Watch: PM Modi reviews vaccine development at Zydus Cadila's facility

  • The Prime Minister has arrived at the Zydus Biotech Park near Ahmedabad to review the development of Covid-19 vaccine candidate ZyCOV-D.

PM Modi at the Zydus Biotech Park.
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PM Modi at the Zydus Biotech Park. (ANI)

  • PM Narendra Modi arrives at Gujarat's Ahmedabad to visit the Zydus Biotech Park today to review the Covid-19 vaccine development at the facility.
  • PM Modi will visit pharma major Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad first to get information about the development of its Covid-19 vaccine. As per reports, PM Modi is likely to arrive at the plant at around 9:30 am today.
  • The plant is located in the Changodar industrial area, over 20 km from Ahmedabad. PM Modi will be at the plant for an hour, as per reports.
  • Drug maker Zydus Cadila has announced that the first phase of clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D, has been completed and it commenced the second phase of clinical trials in August.
  • PM Modi will fly to Pune from Ahmedabad where the SII is based. The Serum Institute has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • PM Narendra Modi will then travel to Hyderabad and visit the Bharat BioTech facility there, which is working on Covaxin, pitched as India's first indigenous vaccine candidate.

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