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  2. Pandemic controls hamper Cyclone Amphan response

    Members of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) remove a branch of an uprooted tree after Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in Digha, near the border between the eastern states of West Bengal and Odisha, India, May 20, 2020
    Image caption: Indian emergency workers in masks cleared fallen trees in Digha

    Coronavirus restrictions have been hampering emergency and relief efforts in eastern India and Bangladesh where a super cyclone has made violent landfall, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal communities with ferocious wind and rain.

    Cyclone Amphan uprooted trees and toppled homes in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal.

    Nearly 3m people were evacuated - most of them in Bangladesh - before the storm hit.

    Covid-19 and social-distancing measures have made mass evacuations more difficult for authorities, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity.

    The storm is expected to have caused deadly storm surges although its winds have now weakened.

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    Video caption: Kolkata battered by Cyclone Amphan

    Cyclone Amphan has smashed into the Indian city of Kolkata, with strong winds causing destruction.

  4. Coronavirus: 'Miracle Man' survives 38 days on a ventilator

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    Video caption: Indian Covid-19 survivor, Netai Das Mukherjee, left hospital after 38 days on a ventilator

    Indian Covid-19 survivor, Netai Das Mukherjee, left hospital after 38 days on a ventilator.

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    Results and scorecards from South Africa's brief tour of India, featuring three ODIs, which was halted after the first game because of coronavirus concerns.

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