Huge fire breaks out at world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine factory
A big fire has broken out at a plant being built for the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine
maker, but it will not affect the production of coronavirus vaccines, a source close to the firm said.
Television channels showed a huge cloud of grey smoke above the site in Pune in western India. The reports said
that the blaze was at a construction site at the large facility.
The company is also getting ready to produce a vaccine being developed by the United States company Novavax
Inc. The reports said that the blaze was at a construction site at the large facility. Pune’s fire office told Reuters
news agency that five fire trucks had been sent to the site.
There was no immediate word on any casualties, nor on the cause of the fire. An SII representative did not
immediately respond to an email seeking comment.