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Registration on CoWin for vaccination of 18+ delayed, to begin from 4 pm

The registration for Covid-19 vaccine of those between 18-45 years on CoWin portal which was supposed to start from April 28 midnight, has been delayed and will now instead begin from 4 pm on Wednesday. The official Twitter account of Aarogya Setu in a tweet announced at 7.50 am that, "Registration for 18 plus to begin on http://cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu App & UMANG App at 4 PM on 28th April. Appointments at State Govt centers & Private centers depending on how many vaccination centers are ready on 1st May for Vaccination of 18 plus. #LargestVaccineDrive." [embed]https://twitter.com/SetuAarogya/status/1387230084700925955[/embed] This announcement came from an official platform after nearly 8 hours from the initial commencement time. Although the delay was mentioned on the Telegram account of 'MyGov Corona Newsdesk' at 6.49 pm on Tuesday it was largely missed by many. Curiously, even as the Telegram page of MyGov updated on Tuesday evening that registration drive has been delayed, its Twitter counterpart at the same time posted a tweet saying that the vaccination drive will begin from April 28 midnight. The tweet posted around  9 pm on Tuesday and which has now been deleted had said, "All citizens aged 18+ will be eligible for vaccination under Phase 3 of the world' #LargestVaccineDrive starting MAy 1, 2021. Registration will start from 00.00 on 28 April 2021 via the #CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu app." Devoid of any official communication, lakhs of users tried registering on the CoWin portal from the intervening midnight of Tuesday and Wednesday…

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