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PM Modi to visit Ahmedabad on Saturday

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on November 27, 2020 Published on November 27, 2020

: Prime Minister Narendra Modi   -  PTI

To assess the preparation of Covid-19 vaccine at Zydus Cadila’s facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ahmedabad to assess the development and preparations of Covid-19 vaccine at Zydus Cadila’s facility on the outskirts of the city.

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel confirmed to reporters about the Prime Minister’s visit on Saturday. However, it will be a brief visit for about two hours in the morning.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Serum Institute of India’s (SII) facility in Pune later in the day.

Will start making vaccine before phase-3 results: Zydus Cadila Chairman

The PM will be at SII between 1 pm and 2 pm, and will have discussions with Serum officials on the Covid-19 vaccine.

PM Modi will review the status of the vaccine, including its launch, production and distribution mechanisms during his visit.

Zydus Cadila is developing one of the Covid-19 vaccine candidates in India under its brand, ZyCov-D, which is a plasmid DNA vaccine.

The company has successfully completed first two trials, and the third trial is expected to begin in December.

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Published on November 27, 2020
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