In the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night is expected the most powerful cyclone since 1999, called “Ampan”.

21 years ago as a result of supercyclone in the Gulf killed more than nine thousand people. Most died in the flood because of the tide of sea water. In the area of new disasters, meteorologists predict, will be not less than four million people living in coastal parts of India and Bangladesh. The Minister for disaster management of Bangladesh said the BBC that the authorities plan to evacuate nearly two million people to a safe place. Officials claim that the evacuation will continue on Wednesday morning at observance of norms of social distancing.

it is Expected that the cyclone “Ampan” will strike the coast near the border of the two countries with wind gusts up to 185 kilometers per hour, the BBC reports, citing local weather forecasters. Meteorological Department of India predicts a surge of water as a result of the “Ampana” can reach more than five meters. India and Bangladesh from Monday to evacuate millions of people from coastal areas. The government of India issued “yellow alert” for the region, advising fishermen not to “go to the southern part of the Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and the Northern part of the Bay of Bengal, from 18 to 20 may.” Forecasters said the storm probably will move through the North-Western part of the Bay of Bengal and crosses West coast of Bengal and Bangladesh from noon local time may 20 as “a very strong cyclonic storm”.

an Outbreak of coronavirus impedes the evacuation of people from these regions, said the officials of the two countries. In addition, the situation is complicated by the displacement of tens of thousands of migrant workers who have left the city, losing a job, and expressed a desire to return to their villages in the Indian States of West Bengal and Orissa, where we expect the most severe blow “Umfana”. In this regard, the government of Orissa has cancelled the trains that were to arrive with thousands of migrant workers from 18 to 20 may. Some officials have banned the entry of workers into their permanent areas of residence and appealed to the state government to place migrants – many of whom are thousands of home – in other places, until the storm passes.

Indian officials announced the deployment of more than 20 mobile teams providing emergency assistance in standby mode. In shelters and in temporary centres prepared mask and the necessary protective measures taking into account of the outbreak in the disaster area. However, as observers, at present, the shelters for the evacuated used in combat COVID-19 and to accommodate people in the affected area may simply not be enough places. For example, in Orissae 250 of the more than 800 existing shelters are used as quarantine centers. Government of West Bengal and Orissa ordered to convert schools and other buildings in areas likely to suffer from supercyclone in temporary shelters in the observance of social distancing.