chief secretary

The Level 3 beds will be equipped with HFNO machine for Oxygen supply at 50 plus litres per minute while the level 4 beds should have a ventilator, according to the order.

The letter pointed out that private clinics and nursing homes are also reported to have not been allowed to be open.

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva's devotees. The Kanwaris (pilgrims) visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of River Ganga.

The IMD report said the cyclone is very likely to move nortwestward till May 1 and thereafter recurve north- northeastward towards Odisha coast.