New Delhi: Amid the massive surge in cases during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India, the government on Wednesday started the registration process for COVID-19 vaccine for all adults in the country, who will start getting vaccinated come May 1. However, as soon as the registrations began at 4 PM today via the government’s CoWIN platform and the Aarogya Setu app, and a large number of Indians headed towards these platforms to register themselves and their family members for the COVID-19 vaccine, they stopped working.Also Read - SII's Covid Vaccine Covovax Now Available for 12-17 Age Group at Private Centres

Owing to the sudden massive traffic, people were met with server issues and the Co-WIN website remained unresponsive after several minutes of the registration going live. According to several users online, the CoWIN website had been unresponsive even before the clock struck 4 PM. At the same time, many users were reporting an OTP issue with the Aarogya Setu app as well. On Aarogya Setu, a message appeared saying, “There is some error logging you in” when users entered the OTP they received for logging in to the Co-WIN platform on the Aarogya Setu app. For some, the Co-WIN website did not open or showed a server error, whereas some reported a 504 gateway timeout. While the exact issue is not known yet, it is being speculated that the massive footfall on the website is what led to the outage. Also Read - First Dose to be Given As Booster to Those Vaccinated With Sputnik V, NTAGI Recommends

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India on Tuesday reported over 3.6 lakh new cases, with the daily death toll crossing the 3,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday. The death toll in India has now crossed the 2 lakh mark, and it is more important than ever to vaccinate all citizens as soon as possible. All adults in the country are eligible for getting a vaccine starting May 1 and the registrations are being done on the CoWIN platform. Citizens can register up to four people with one account. After registration, taking an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine jab would be mandatory for those aged between 18 and 44 years as walk-ins will not be allowed initially. Those above 45 years  can still avail the facility of on-site registration to get vaccinated.

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