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Serum fire losses pegged at over Rs 1,000 crore; Covid vaccine supplies safe

IndiaTimes Friday, 22 January 2021
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said its manufacturing plant at Manjari here suffered a loss of over Rs1,000 crore in Thursday’s fire that claimed five lives.
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