Union Health Ministry and Chairman, Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) debunk news of hacking of CoWIN
GG News Bureau
New Delhi,11th June. The government of india has refuted the unfounded media reports of the CoWIN platform being hacked. Prima facie, these reports appear to be fake. However, the Union Health Ministry and the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) are getting the matter investigated by the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY).
Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) has clarified that “Our attention has been drawn towards the news circulating on social media about the alleged hacking of Co-WIN system. In this connection, we wish to state that Co-WIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment. No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the Co-WIN environment. The data is claimed as having been leaked such as geo-location of beneficiaries, is not even collected at Co-WIN.”
India that is fighting the Covid 19 pandemic with full force saw a net decrease of 46,281 in Active Cases in last 24 hours which came down to Less than 1 lakh cases for the 4th Day on Thursday. India reported 91,702 new cases with 2,77,90,073total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,34,580 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 29th consecutive day and the Recovery Rate increased to 94.93%. The Weekly Positivity Rate currently is at 5.14%. while the daily positivity rate was at 4.49%, less than 10% for 18 consecutive days. Testing capacity substantially ramped up–37.42 crores tests total conducted while 24.6 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.