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Covishield COVID-19 vaccine ready to roll out in coming weeks: SII's Adar Poonawalla

DNA Sunday, 3 January 2021
Poonawalla's remarks came soon after DCGI approved Serum Institute's 'Covishield' vaccine for restricted emergency use in India.
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