VIRAL CHECK: COVID-19 Vaccination appointment cannot be booked on Whatsapp- This claim is Fake
Check out ways on how to get oneself registered for covid19 vaccination.
New Delhi: After an image claiming that COVID-19 Vaccination appointment can be booked through WhatsApp started doing rounds on social media, the PIB Fact Check team has claimed is as Fake.
It has cleared the claim and said that registration for COVID19 vaccination can be done only through the COWIN portal and Arogya Setu app.
Steps to register for COVID19 Vaccination through Arogya Setu app
# Install Arogya Setu app from the play store–Login via your mobile number on the app.
# Click on the tab called ‘CoWIN’.
# You will see four options available- vaccination information, vaccination (login/register), vaccination certificate and vaccination dashboard.
# Click on the vaccination option.
# Register with your mobile number. An OTP will come and enter this to proceed further.
A person can enter at least four beneficiaries details.
# You will be asked to provide ID proof, name, gender and year of birth. ID proof needs to have the same name as the one which is entered for appointment.
# You can choose from Aadhaar, Driving License, Passport, Pension passbook, Voter ID card, Pan card, etc.
Coronavirus Case in India
India reported over 1.61 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
With the country reporting 1,61,736 fresh COVID-19 cases, the total number of cases has gone up to 1,36,89,453. In the last 24 hours, 879 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country. This took the COVID-19 death toll to 1,71,058. The active number of cases stands at 12,64,698.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of daily cases in the country. The state reported 60,212 new COVID-19 cases and 281 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Out of the new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, 7,898 cases were reported in Mumbai. The total count of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai now stands at 5,35,017. Pune district reported 10,112 new COVID-19 cases taking the total count of cases in the city to 6,68,126.