The images are impressive. According to local television, This Thursday, January 21, a fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. However, the media clarified that the production of the Covid-19 vaccines had not been affected.
On Indian TV channels, we can see a huge cloud of gray smoke hovering over the site of the Serum Institute of India, in Pune, in western India. At present, million doses of the anti-covid vaccine “Covishield”, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, they are produced there.
According to local media, the fire broke out at a construction site far from the vaccine production facilities. “The vaccine production facility is not affected and this will not affect production “a source from Serum Intitute in India told AFP, adding that “a fire has started in a new factory under construction.”
A person in charge of the fire station specifies that “we have sent six or seven fire trucks to the place. We have no further information to share at this time. about the extent of the fire or if someone is trapped. “ Several deaths would be deplored, but for now there are no details on the extent of human damage.