The cyclone is expected to land on land near Alibag in the Indian state of Maharashtra – an area already suffering from the effect of a coronavirus – on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
Maharashtra was more affected by Covid-19 than any other country in India. A total of 72,300 cases and 2,465 HIV-related deaths have been reported there, and the storm poses a new challenge for authorities trying to enforce the rules of social separation.
The administration said that Hurricane Nisarga It will cross northern Maharashtra, including the city of Mumbai – the home of more than 18 million people – and the state bordering the coast of Gujarat in western India.
The eye of the storm has a diameter of about 65 km (40 miles) as observed through the radar, and the wind speed was 90 to 100 km / h (56 to 62 miles per hour), as its speed reaches 110 km / h (68 miles per hour) Wednesday morning local time by department.
More than 60,000 people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and more than 50,000 people living in low-lying areas along the southern Gujarat coast, According to the authorities.
India’s National Disaster Response Force has deployed 20 teams in Maharashtra state, 16 teams in Gujarat state and two teams in Union Territory in Daman and Diu.
At least 90 people were killed and thousands homeless after Hurricane Amfan struck coastal cities and towns in India and Bangladesh last month. Amphan was the most A powerful hurricane It was recorded in the Bay of Bengal, but weakened before reaching land.