Tropical Cyclone Eloise, which brought winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour followed by torrential rain over the port city of Beira, the capital of Mozambique’s Sofala province, and the adjacent Buzi district, has now estimated to have affected at least 250,000 people, a sharp increase over initial estimates. Al Jazeera quotes Myrta Kaulard, the UN’s resident coordinator in Mozambique, as saying on Tuesday that 76 health centres and hundreds of classrooms were damaged, while widespread floods are still in evidence and a lot of people are still trying to get out of the flooded areas. An international aid group has meanwhile warned that crowded centres for storm survivors create ideal conditions for the coronavirus to spread.
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