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PM Narendra Modi’s three-city tour for COVID-19 Vaccine:

PM Narendra Modi visited Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune to have a check of the developments of the COVID-19 vaccine in India.

By Mridulata Sen

PM Narendra Modi’s three-city tour for COVID-19 Vaccine:

We all are waiting for the release of the COVID-19 Vaccine in India. Our PM Narendra Modi is also putting in all his efforts to make sure the release of the vaccine could be done as soon as possible. Yesterday, our PM visited Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech's facility in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune to check the status of the developments of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, as well as understand the auxiliary facilities needed to store and transport the vaccines.

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On Saturday i.e. yesterday PM Narendra Modi visited these three cities to check the current update of the vaccine.

This news was even confirmed a day prior by PM’s office that he will be visiting the three cities the next day.

PM Modi first arrived at Zydus Cadila's manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad. After his visit he disclosed that Zydus is about to begin Phase 3 of its clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, and is aiming to launch the vaccine by March 2021. It is also reported that the company is expected to submit results from Phase 2 trials soon. 

Tweet came up by PM on this stating that -"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."

His second visit was at Hyderabad's Bharat Biotech facility located at Genome valley. They are developing the vaccine named Covaxin - along with ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and National Institute of Virology. However, as per the media Covaxin is already in its Phase 3 its human trials and had already been tested on 26000 participants across 25 centers in India.

PM tweeted - "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."

Lastly, he visited the Serum Institute of India in Pune. The institute is working in collaboration with AstraZeneca and Oxford University. On reviewing it was said that the vaccine is showing ninety percent efficiency against the virus. However, there is some debates and doubts on the dosage.

After getting all these updates from PM Modi’s tweet and media the population is excited to hear about the successful trail of the vaccine.

Hope to hear about the launch soon. So, my dear folks do let me know your views in the comments section below.

Till the stay tuned for further upcoming updates.


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