Cyclone Nisarga: India evacuates 100,000 as Mumbai awaits historic storm

Posted by on June 2, 2020 7:55 pm
Categories: Global Stories

First cyclone in 70 years for financial capital sparks rush to transfer Covid-19 patients and sanitise temporary shelters

At least 100,000 people including coronavirus patients were being moved to safety as India’s west coast braced for a cyclone – the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in more than 70 years.

Authorities in India’s financial capital, which is struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, evacuated nearly 150 virus patients from a recently built field hospital to a facility with a concrete roof as a precautionary measure, officials said on Tuesday.

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