‘Government aims to keep death toll at zero’
Cyclone centres three times more than required are being set up in compliance with health guidelines keeping in mind the coronavirus situation to provide shelter to coastal people if Cyclone Yaas hits Bangladesh.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman revealed the matter at an evening briefing in the conference room of the ministry.
The minister said that they are aiming to bring all the people in need of shelters to the cyclone centres in an attempt to keep the mortality rate at zero if the cyclone hits Bangladesh.
Dr Enamur also said that the state of the cyclone would be clear after May 23, but everyone concerned has been instructed to take necessary preparations within this time.
The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were asked to hoist distant cautionary signal 1 on Friday.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said a low-pressure area has formed over the East Central Bay and adjoining area.
“It is likely to intensify into a depression and further into a deep depression and then into a cyclonic storm,” the Met Office bulletin said.