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Cyclone Tauktae: 243 COVID-19 patients from BKC's jumbo care facility shifted as a precautionary measure

Congress leader Zeeshan Siddique took to Twitter to share the information and said the patients were being shifted to several hospitals across the city.

Cyclone Tauktae: 243 COVID-19 patients from BKC's jumbo care facility shifted as a precautionary measure
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Cyclone Tauktae has hit the city of Mumbai and the coastal regions are experiencing harsh weather conditions as predicted by the IMD. As per the directives given by the weather department, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken necessary steps to tackle the crisis. Amidst the ongoing, coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials have been instructed to shift the patients to another location during the emergency.

Following the same, a total of 243 patients from Bandra Kurla Complex's (BKC) jumbo covid centre were shifted to several hospitals across the city. This step was being taken as a precautionary measure and the process of shifting began on Saturday, May 15, 2021. MLA from Bandra East, Zeeshan Siddique took to Twitter to share the details and also stated that all the patients would be shifted by the end of the day.

IMD has issued yellow alert to Mumbai and reports stated that the city would experience heavy rainfall on Sunday, May 16, 2021, as the cyclone was expected to intensity. 

The Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar, asked all the rescue teams to remain available to manage the emergency. Coast guards, fire brigade teams were instructed to stay alert during the crisis. Besides this, the NDRF had also asked a total of 100 teams to be available to assist the states warned by the experts. 

IMD took to Twitter on May 16, 2021, and warned, "Significant Weather Features dated 16-05-2021 are: The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved nearly northwards and lay centred at 0830 hours IST of today, the 16th May, 2021. heavy to very heavy falls with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Saurashtra & Kutch, Diu and south Gujarat region on 17th and heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) at isolated places very likely over the same areas on 18th; heavy to very heavy falls & extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south Rajasthan on 18th & heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Rajasthan on 19th May."

KS Hosalikar from IMD shared, "Pl see latest images #TauktaeCyclone frm Goa Doppler Radar.First 2 images indicate CS spiral bands,vertical extent of clouds with intensity.3 image indicate wind-field by radar.Bluish shades for winds coming towards stn& Reddish shades; winds away frm stn. anticlockwise movement."

 
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