On Wednesday, as soon as the Government’s dedicated website CoWin opened for registrations, nearly 1.33 crore people applied for vaccination, says reports. People who are aged between 18-44 can get COVID shots from 1st of May. The platform faced initial glitches as the website was flooded with registration requests. Many people in social media, complained that they didn’t get OTPs and it is also reported that dropdown menus didn’t function for a while.
The government maintained that appointment for 18-44 is based on slots made available by private vaccination centres as well as state respective state governments. Officials advised people to maintain patience to those who got disappointed with the unavailability of slots.
To those who faced issues in registration, the health ministry said the server supporting the Co-Win digital portal continues to work smoothly at its highest efficiency. “These statistics indicate that far from crashing or performing slowly, the system is performing without any glitches. It is recording 55,000 hits per second. and is completely stable” the statement said.
Meanwhile, people who faced issues with getting OTPs at the right time and those who spent half of their day to get registered, came up with memes and jokes to troll the website. Hashtags such as “Cowin registration”, “Vaccin registration”, “Waiting for OTP” trended in the micro blogging social media site with hilarious memes and posts.
Check out some of them below :
You have a better chance of registering for vaccine if you hit & try ALL 6-number combinations as OTP on Cowin rather than waiting for the actual OTP.— वरुण 🇮🇳 (@varungrover) April 28, 2021
Many of us are desperately waiting for OTP- Oxygen, Treatment and Plasma.— Knight Watchman (@knightwatchman_) April 28, 2021
Me applying for covid vaccination— khooni kheer 😎😎 (@pankajpsp) April 28, 2021
Me waiting for OTP
By the time OTP comes pic.twitter.com/z2wwnpYyht
Are you the Cowin OTP because I think I’ve been waiting all my life for you— Sukhada (@appadappajappa) April 28, 2021
I got the OTP but there is no place to enter it, maybe I will have to enter it in the EVM machine. #Cowin— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 28, 2021
OTP is valid till 3 mins .— Paarth’s Paradox (@aajnachakra) April 28, 2021
OTP Arrives after 5 mins .
India is currently combatting the second wave of COVID 19 virus. For past seven days, India has been registering 3 Lakh plus COVID 19 positive cases and 3,000 people died in the last 24 hours due to the virus. Total number of deaths in the country increased to 2 lakh and the Cowin website was launched to get people between 18-44 to vaccinated.