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Beware of fake ‘CoWIN’ apps, warns Centre

By IANS Updated: Jan 06, 2021 8:21 pm

New Delhi, Jan. 6 (IANS): The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday asked people not to download or register on several fradulant applications named ‘CoWIN’ which are available on app-stores.

“Some apps named ‘CoWIN’ apparently created by unscrupulous elements to sound similar to the upcoming official platform of the government are on app-stores,” the Health Ministry alerted.

The ministry added, “Do not download or share personal information on these. The MoHFW official platform will be adequately publicised on its launch.”

Short for ‘Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network’ application, the CoWIN app will be used to manage and scale up the massive vaccination drive which is soon to be rolled out in the country. It is slated to be launched for the public soon. Beneficiaries would be able to register themselves after uploading identification documents like Aadhaar card, driving licence, PAN and bank passbook, among others.

By IANS Updated: Jan 06, 2021 8:21:37 pm