CoWIN down: cowin.gov.in server facing issues, users unable to register for COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian government has officially opened the COVID-19 vaccine registration for people between the age of 18 years and 44-years. The registration began at 4PM today, April 28, but unfortunately people are unable to register for COVID-19 vaccine via the CoWIN website. The portal shows “server issues” when one tries to login

Not only that, OTP is being delayed and once the six digit OTP is entered for some time in the given space on the website, the CoWIN portal shows server issues. It states, “CoWIN server is facing issues. Please try later.”

There are also times when the cowin.gov.in website doesn’t open at all and shows 504 Gateway Time-out error after a few minutes. Meanwhile, hashtags like #CoWINdown, #crashed, among others have started trending on Twitter.

People waiting to register for COVID vaccine have taken to microblogging site Twitter to complain about the issue they are facing in the registration process. Well, the demand for vaccine is to be blamed for the server issues. Here’s what Twitter users are saying, take a look:

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