Fake COVID-19 vaccine registration SMSes are circulating malware in India

The SMS instead of providing a legitimate way to register for the vaccination aims to download a malware on to the receivers smartphones. The government of India recently initiated the liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination inoculation in India. Under the third phase, people between the age of 18 to 44 years can get vaccinated by registering themselves on the CoWIN platform and then setting up an inoculation appointment. Trying to take advantage of this scammers are now circulating a fake SMS message that falsely claims to offer an app to…

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Unable to find COVID-19 vaccine slot? These trackers alert when vaccine slot is available near you

The government of India has started vaccination for COVID-19 for people between the age of 18 years and 44-years. While the registration for COVID vaccine is now open, people are finding it difficult to book a vaccine slot. You can get COVID-19 vaccination appointment via CoWIN portal or https://www.cowin.gov.in/. While the process of registering for COVID vaccine is simple, getting a slot is extremely difficult in India. To help people of the country, several developers have introduced real-time trackers that send alert when a vaccine slot is available nearby. It should…

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COVID-19 SOS page on Twitter released: Oxygen beds, cylinder, vaccine and related information

The COVID-19 SOS page on Twitter is said to host credible information related to resources that could be helpful for COVID patients. Here are all details. In the midst of a raging COVID-19 pandemic, microblogging site Twitter has rolled out a dedicated page for helping Indian citizens to battle the disease. Called the COVID-19 SOS page, this page will share and provide all kinds of useful and verified information about resources to help COVID patients at this time of emergency. Additionally, there’s also a COVID-19 vaccine prompt to help with…

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How to register for COVID-19 vaccine on UMANG app for 18-44 age group

Here we will be taking a look at how you can register for getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus using the UMANG app. The Indian government has announced that all citizens above the age of 18 years can get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus from May 1. Starting today at 4 PM, interested people can register for vaccination using the CoWIN portal or the Aarogya Setu app or the UMANG app. After successful registration, the government will provide registered users with appointments at state government and private centres, depending on how many vaccination…

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COVID-19 second wave: Amazon announces delivery of only essential products in India

COVID-19 second wave has hit India and how. Coronavirus cases are rising at a massive scale in the country. Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, e-commerce giant Amazon has announced to deliver only essential goods in India, just like last year when the pandemic broke out in the world.  The Amazon website or Amazon.in clearly shows a big banner that states “delivering essential only”. In an official statement the e-commerce giant notes, “In light of the latest government guidelines, we are taking orders of essentials products only.…

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Oximeter to Glucometer: 5 health gadgets you must have handy at home in COVID times

COVID-19 India Latest update: Here are 5 health gadgets you must have to beat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Check the list. India is struggling to overcome the COVID-19 second wave that is consuming life at a rapid pace. People across the country are gasping for oxygen, which is one of the major symptoms that you’re infected with COVID-19 virus. If you have fever and cough, first thing which you should do is check your SpO2 level using an oximeter. Given hospitals are running out of beds and oxygen supply, it is…

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Google commits Rs 135 cr to help India fight COVID-19, shows vaccine details in 8 Indian languages

After Microsoft, Google comes in support of India fighting COVID-19 consuming thousands of lives every day. Google has announced Rs 135 crore in new funding for India. After Microsoft, Google comes in support of India fighting COVID-19 consuming thousands of lives every day. Google has announced Rs 135 crore in new funding for India. The official blog post states, “This includes two grants from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, totalling 20 Crore INR ($2.6 million USD).”  Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to microblogging site Twitter to state, “Devastated to see the…

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COVID-19 in India: Twitter unveils ‘Advanced Search’ to help find medical resources

Twitter’s Advanced Search feature essentially lets people filter Tweets depending on the resources they need. For instance, users can filter for fields like a specific hashtag, time period, or Tweets from a particular account using Advanced Search. As COVID-19 cases rise across India in the second wave, more people are relying on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to find medical resources like hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, etc near them. Keeping in mind this, microblogging platform Twitter has unveiled its Advanced Search feature that helps people find the latest…

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