New Delhi, April 24: At a time when the country is battling the coronavirus pandemic, several fake news reports and messages regarding COVID-19 vaccination and registration are being circulated on social media platforms. In the latest such case, a fake news report regarding COVID-19 registration has gone viral on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp claiming that people above 18 years of age can register for COVID-19 Vaccination from today, i.e. from April 24.
Dismissing the fake claims, a fact check by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said that the Twitter account, that the COVID-19 Vaccine registration for those above 18 years of age will start from April 28, 2021 and not from April 24, 2021. "The claim is FAKE. The registrations will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from 28th April 2021 onwards", the tweet read. COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for Those Above 18 To Start From April 28; Know List of Required Documents, Charges and How To Register on CoWIN Portal.
Here's the tweet by PIB:
Some media reports have claimed that people above 18 can register for #COVID19Vaccine from 24th April.#PIBFactCheck: The claim is #FAKE. The registrations will start on the #CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from 28th April 2021 onwards.
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 23, 2021
Earlier this week, the government announced that the registration for the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination for everyone above 18 years of age will start on April 28. The registration will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App. There will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase.
Some media reports have claimed that people above 18 can register for COVID-19 Vaccine from April 24.
The claim is FAKE. The registrations will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from April 28, 2021 onwards.
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