Nepal’s Central Zoo reopens after 9 months of Covid-19 closure

File: Central Zoo of Nepal

Kathmandu, December 10

Nepal’s Central Zoo in Jawalakhel of Lalitpur is reopening to its visitors from Thursday after the closure of nine months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Although the risk of virus infection is still prevalent in the country, the zoo is reopening as the closure affected the management of food for the captives and pay for the staff, according to its chief Chiranjibi Prasad Pokharel.

Earlier, the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre had decided to reopen places such as the zoo while still maintaining necessary preventive measures against the infection.

Pokharel informs one person should leave the zoo within one and a half hours of their entry whereas there should not be more than 800 people inside at a time.

Now onwards, the visitors should wear masks inside the zoo premises whereas they need to get sanitised at the entrance.

They will be barred from giving food to and touching the animals. Likewise, eating anything inside the food will be prohibited.

It will open from 10 am to 5 pm everyday.

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