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WhatsApp mess claiming Covid Vaccine has been launched in India fake: Govt

A message claiming that a vaccine against coronavirus or COVID-19 has been launched in India is going viral on WhatsApp. The viral message contains a link and asks readers to download "Vaccine App" to register for vaccination. The government on Wednesday termed the message fake and clarified that no coronavirus vaccine has been launched in the country.

"Corona Vaccine Launched in India. Register your number now and apply for vaccine today. Download vaccine app and apply now (sic)," reads the viral message on WhatsApp. "This claim is fake. Neither coronavirus vaccine nor vaccine app has been launched," PIB Fact Check, a dedicated platform that counters misinformation related to government schemes and policies, tweeted.

News source ~ Zoom