New Delhi: Over a million people had registered on the government’s CoWin portal by 1 PM on March 1, the very first day of the second phase of the country’s massive vaccination drive against coronavirus.
While the first phase of the vaccination campaign targeted healthcare and other frontline workers, the second phase aims to inoculate those above 60 years of age and those above 45 with comorbidities, covering 10 crore people in a nationwide vaccination drive.
The March 1 launch saw top political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, getting their doses. India still reportedly has the second-highest number of cases after the US at 11 million. New infections have spiked over the recent days in states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab.
To register for appointments, Indians go to: www.cowin.gov.in or the Aarogya Setu app.