Severe cyclone bears down on Mumbai, India’s coronavirus hot spot
Strong winds and rain lashed parts of the city, uprooting trees and blowing off temporary roofs. Flights at the international airport were suspended for a few hours. One coronavirus care center that had been emptied of patients was flooded. But officials said the city seemed to have emerged relatively unscathed from the storm.
Mumbai, home to 20 million people, has become the country’s coronavirus hot spot, with more than 42,000 cases and 1,300 deaths, straining its creaky health-care system. Among those evacuated to safety in the city from the cyclone were 150 coronavirus patients. The state raced to add reinforcements to some of its temporary health facilities built in the past month on open ground, structures that may not be strong enough to withstand the high wind speeds.
City officials plan to screen thousands of evacuees for virus symptoms before they return home to prevent the spread of infection.
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[Source: Washington Post]