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India's drug regulator approves AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine: sources

FILE PHOTO: An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, Pune, India, November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

A representative of India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), whose experts were meeting for the second time this week, declined to comment.

Reporting by Krishna N. Das and Nigam Prusty; Editing by Gareth Jones

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