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First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Mumbai

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First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Mumbai

First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Mumbai

The first consignment of 'Covishield', the COVID-19 vaccine by Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Mumbai on January 13.

The vaccine was brought from Pune in a special vehicle of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The COVID vaccination drive will start in India from January 16.


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