Seven lakh people likely to be affected by Cyclone Amphan brewing over Bay of Bengal

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 16, 2020, 09:41 PM(IST)

Odisha coast Photograph:( Reuters )

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IMD has informed that the cyclonic system, formed in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to affect the Odisha coast during May 18-20.

As many as 7 lakh people in 649 villages along the sea coast are likely to be severely affected due to the cyclone Amphan -- brewing over the Bay of Bengal, the Odisha government has warned.

IMD has informed that the cyclonic system, formed in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to affect the Odisha coast during May 18-20.

To this end, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed the officials to ensure that every human life is saved. He reviewed the preparedness for the cyclone with 12 district collectors and senior officials through video-conferecing on Saturday.

Patnaik also appealed to the people not to panic and cooperate with the administration.

Furthermore, all 12 costal districts have been kept under alert and they are prepared for any eventuality of change in track of the cyclone.

Also, Covid test of the persons accommodated in these centres are being done expeditiously on priority so that persons with negative report can be sent for home quarantine.

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