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Covid-19: All National Parks And Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand Including Jim Corbett National Park closed

News Update, Nainital: The Jim Corbett National Park has been closed for tourists, taking precautions due to the outbreak of Corona Virus in the country. All the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state will be closed till March 31 as a precautionary measure against the spread of Novel Corona Virus.

Tourism activities in national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, zoos and tiger reserves are closed from March 17 to March 31, said Chief Wildlife Warden Rajiv Bharatari in the order.

Filming and research activities at these facilities have also been prohibited till March 31 under Section 28 of the Wildlife (Conservation) Act 1972, it said.

The order applies to the famous Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Gangotri National Park, Binog and Binsar wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand.

It said the temporary prohibition of tourist activities follows similar steps taken by Assam, Maharashtra and Kerala to contain the spread of Covid-19 for the safety of tourists, officials, employees and common people.

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