Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra
Published : Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 at 6:46 PM Count : 191
Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning, has made landfall on the Maharashtra coast in India on Wednesday afternoon.
NDTV reports, this is the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first such storm that will impact Mumbai - the worst-hit city in the country by coronavirus - in over 100 years.
Over 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, have been moved to safer locations.
Mumbai, the city worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak with over 41,000 cases so far, its suburbs and neighbouring districts are on high alert.
Prohibitory orders have been placed in Mumbai, banning movement of people along the coast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat and the administrator of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and assured all possible support. No one is allowed to come out in public places like beaches, parks and promenades along the Mumbai coastline.
The ban is from Wednesday morning till next day's noon, the police said in the order, anyone caught violating the ban will face criminal action.