To make usage of CoWin portal made by the Government of India for booking COVID-19 vaccination handy and understandable, the portal shall now be accessible in 10 languages including the primitive languages English and Hindi.
Until now, the Cowin website was available in English and Hindi, making it difficult for many who did not know these languages to register themselves for vaccination. Henceforth, the portal can be accessed in Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, and Oriya.
Here's how you can change the language:
The url (uniform resource locator), primarily the address for the website on the internet - cowin.gov.in – remains in English.
Once the website is accessed, a user needs to click on a small icon at extreme right with the alphabet ‘A’ in a small box, right at the top of the website.
Once the icon is clicked, the user can choose the language of his or her choice, which translates the registration/sign-in link into the chosen language.
Also the link for booking a slot then becomes available in the language of choice.
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Meanwhile, from Tuesday onwards, Covid-19 vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Central government to states and the Union Territories (UTs) will be allocated based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination.
These elements were included in the fresh guidelines for implementation of National Covid vaccination programme. The revised guidelines will come into effect from June 21 this year and will be reviewed from time to time. In the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday, it is clarified that "wastage of vaccine will affect the allocation negatively".CoWin unable to stop recovered COVID-19 patients from getting jab ahead of time, in spite of new govt guidelines
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