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Fire breaks at building in Serum Institute of India

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Published: 16:27, 21 January 2021   Update: 16:29, 21 January 2021
Fire breaks at building in Serum Institute of India

A devastating fire has broken out at Terminal 1 gate of the Serum Institute of India in Pune -- 10 fire tenders are currently at the spot, reports news18.com today.

The exact cause of the blaze is not known yet, but according to preliminary information, fire began on the second floor inside one of the buildings.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said three Covid-19 vaccines were in the late stages of review for possible emergency use listing, in addition to the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech already approved.

An internal WHO document seen by Reuters gives timelines for the agency's possible vaccine approvals, indicating that shots from Moderna, AstraZeneca and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac could win emergency go-ahead in coming weeks or months.

"We have one vaccine so far listed. We have 3 more in final phase to be assessed for listing, we have 2 more still submitting...In total we have 13," Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.