Govt Will Block Your CoWin App Access If You Do This: How Not To Block Yourself On CoWin?
CoWIN users, who search for COVID-19 vaccination slots over 1,000 times or generate more than 50 OTPs within 24 hours, will be blocked for a day.
“The idea is to ensure those booking slots manually do not end up competing with bots,” the official told the publication.
Why CoWIN Users Who Search For Vaccination Slots Will Be Blocked For A Day?
According to the report, the system will also log out users who have made more than 20 search requests for vaccine slots within 15 minutes. Moneycontrol reported that they were unable to confirm the report.
The step is a part of a series of measures taken to ensure that people do not deploy bots or scripts to automate slot bookings, reported The Times of India citing an official with the portal management team.
According to the official, CoWIN has a public search option for available slots for Covid vaccine on the portal that does not require logging in.
“Users do not need to search 20 or more times within one or two pin codes or district in a short span of time once logged in. To do so is a violation and raises suspicions of bot activity,” he said. Such users are being logged out, he added.
Correct Any Inadvertent Errors On The CoWIN Vaccination Certificate
The government has announced a new update that allows an applicant to correct any inadvertent errors in name, year of birth and gender printed on the CoWIN vaccination certificate.
Users can make the necessary changes via the CoWIN website.
“Now you can make corrections to your name, year of birth and gender on your Cowin vaccination certificates if inadvertent errors have come in,” the official handle of the Aarogya Setu app tweeted on June 9.