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Serum Institute puts India trials of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on hold

MUMBAI, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Serum Institute of India has put trials of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate on hold until the British drugmaker restarts the trials, Serum said on Thursday.

“We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials,” Serum said in a brief statement.

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had paused trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in a study participant, but its partner Serum had at the time said its trials in India were still ongoing. (Reporting by Euan Rocha in Mumbai; Additional reporting by Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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