Public entry to Zoo in Gadag in Binkadakatti has been restricted from January 14 to 16, in the wake of increasing Covid cases.
In a release, Deputy Conservator of Forest Deepika Bajpai said that a large number of people visit the zoo and parks during the Sankranti festival. Consequently, the infection may spread across the district if there were violations of Covid-19 guidelines. Hence, following the government guidelines, the decision has been taken to close the zoo and parks for three days.
The officer also clarified that people can visit these places on the remaining days of the week. However, one must wear face masks, use sanitiser, and maintain social distance, he added.