Coronavirus in India April 28 Highlights: India vexed over vax! Mumbai shutters down 40 centres due to insufficient stock

by Emma

Even though some states/UTs have been complaining about vaccine shortage ahead of the beginning of the following vaccination May 1May 1, the Union governments on Tuesday said more than 1 crore doses of vaccines are available with the state/UTs governments, and the government will distribute another 86 lakh doses of vaccines in the next three days.

Coronavirus in India April 28 Highlights: India vexed over vax! Mumbai shutters down 40 centres due to insufficient stock

Coronavirus India News Live, Covid-19 Cases in India State-April 28il 28 Highlights: The Aarogya Setu and Cowin platforms experienced a significant surge in traffic that led to short-term glitches and downtime when the registration for phase 3 of Covid-19 vaccination for ages above 18 bega4 pm 4 pm on Wednesday. Acknowledging the minor hiccup, the official Aarogya Setu Twitter handle tweeted that a minor glitch was fixed, and the platform was up and running after a short downtime.

Cowin Portal is working. There was a minor glitc4 pm 4 pm that was fixed. 18 plus can register. pic.twitter.com/c94fpoURcT

— Aarogya Setu (@SetuAaroApril 28il 28, 2021

The Covid-19 situation in India has turned grim, with the country has been reporting over 3 lakh cases of coronavirus infections daily for almost a week now. Several states/UTs, including the national capital Delhi, have faced a shortage of medical Oxygen, hospital beds for Coronavirus patients, and medicine. The positivity rate and deaths related to complications of Covid-19 have gone up sharply. To limit the spread of the second wave of coronavirus infections, strict regulations like curfew and lockdown are back. States/UTs have also adopted tighter measures such as heavy fines against mask indiscipline, curbs on social gatherings, etc.

As India battles its worst enemy in recent history, the Union government May 1May 1, 2021, will launch its ambitious and most crucial phase of the coronavirus vaccination, touted as one of the largest in the world. Under this phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, all above the 18 years of age bracket will be covered.

Registration for 18 plus to begin on https://t.co/S3pUooMbXX, Aarogya Setu App & UMANG Ap4 pm April 4th 28April. Appointments at State Govt centers & Private centers depending on how many vaccination centers are ready 1t May for Vaccination of 18 plus. #LargestVaccineDrive

— Aarogya Setu (@SetuAaroApril 28il 28, 2021

Also read: Vaccine registration opens for all adult4 pm 4 pm on Co-Win app: What to expect May 1May 1?

May 1y 1st, every Indian adult, i.e., above 18 years of age, would be eligible for the Covid jab. There will be no walk-ins for vaccination under this phase as the government is expecting a huge number due to the size of the age bracket to be covered under this phase. To get a vaccination, one needs to register on the Cowin Portal. Though there was some confusion over the date of the registration process initially, the Centre has clarified that the Cowin registration for the 18+ individuals will begin April 28il 28.

Also, April 24il 2April 28il 28 – When is Cowin registration opening for the May 1st Covid vaccination drive? Your 5-point guide

Even though some states/UTs have been complaining about vaccine shortage ahead of the beginning of the following vaccination May 1May 1, the Union governments on Tuesday said more than 1 crore doses of vaccines are available with the state/UTs governments, and the government will distribute another 86 lakh doses of vaccines in the next three days.

So far, more than 20 states/UTs, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, have announced to provide free vaccines to their people. However, states like Punjab, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan have said earlier they are unlikely to start the vaccination program on May 1May 1.

Also, read COVID-19 vaccination India phase 3 for everyone above 18 years May 1May 1: Where, when, and how to register.

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