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Centre Allows Maharashtra Institute To Produce Covaxin, Uddhav Thackeray Thanks PM

Covaxin is currently produced by Bharat Biotech, based in Hyderabad.

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Covaxin is currently produced by Bharat Biotech, based in Hyderabad
Maharashtra continued to release grim numbers on COVID-19 on Thursday
61,695 new cases of COVID-19, 349 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours

Bombay (Maharashtra):

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Haffkine Institute, owned by the government of Maharashtra, to manufacture Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, on the basis of a technology transfer.

The Maharashtra government made the announcement of the approval via its official Twitter account.

“The Indian government’s science and technology ministry has authorized the Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine on the basis of technology transfer,” the Maharashtra chief minister’s office tweeted.

“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray thanked the Prime Minister for approving this request,” he said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray previously asked the center to authorize the Haffkine Institute to produce Covaxin.

Covaxin is currently produced by Bharat Biotech, based in Hyderabad.

With more than 26.02 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered until 8 p.m. Thursday, the cumulative doses against the coronavirus administered in the country have crossed 11.74 crore.

Maharashtra continued to report grim numbers of COVID-19 on Thursday with 61,695 new COVID-19 cases and 349 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the state’s health department, the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 36.39,855, including 29,596,056 recoveries and 59,153 deaths.

There are currently 620,060 active cases in states, the highest of any state.

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