Pune News Today Live updates: Pune recorded 811 new cases of covid-19 in the 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking the total tally to over 1.13 lakh. Out of these 7,814 cases are active while over 1.10 lakh people have recovered. With 11 new deaths, the death toll is at 18,837.
The Serum Institute of India(SII) in Pune has said that they were building a facility to make mRNA vaccines, even as they were scaling up their covishield production from the present 160 million doses monthly to 200 million doses from October. The mRNA facility will take around 2 years to be completed, the company said.
Meanwhile, markets will remain shut in Pune on Sunday, September 19, as a precautionary measure to avoid crowding on Anant Chaturdashi, the day of immersion of Ganesh idols, although hotels, restaurants, and essential establishments will be allowed to operate.