A massive fire broke out today at India’s Serum Institute, reported NDTV. Five people were found dead. According to the media outlet, it is unlikely that the fire will hit the production of the Oxford/AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine that is being produced by the India’s laboratory.
On Twitter, Adar Poonawalla, Serum Institute‘s CEO, said he is deeply saddened and offered his deepest condolences to the families of those who died in the fire tragedy.
Poonwalla also assured that there would be no loss of the vaccine production due to multiple production buildings that Serum’s had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies.
Brazil, that failed to import the vaccine from Serum Institute, has been discussing the release of a public statement with authorities in India. Brazil wants India to guarantee that the immunizer will be sent to the in the short term to the Latin America’s largest country.