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Serum Institute of India is considering setting up its first manufacturing plant in Africa World`s biggest vaccine maker looks to expand globally after its success in selling Covid-19 shots. 'It`s never been a better time to be a vaccine manufacturer,' SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said at the World Economic Forum.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's TIME profile says, she "has become the face of fierceness in Indian politics." Co-founder of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also features in Time Magazine's ‘100 most influential people of 2021' list. The list also includes tennis player Naomi Osaka, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, music icon Britney Spears among others.
Poonawala said he is hopeful that for adults Covovax will be launched in October, depending on DCGI approvals. It will be a two-dose vaccine and the price will be decided at the time of launch, he added. Poonawalla met Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament and the meeting between the two lasted for 30 minutes.