Hyderabad's Nehru Zoological Park to reopen from 11 July with strict COVID-19 guidelines

The Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad will reopen from 11 July. Visitors to the zoo will have to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol as approved by the Telangana chief wildlife warden, the zoo said on Friday.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 July 2021 2:38 PM GMT
Hyderabads Nehru Zoological Park to reopen from 11 July with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Hyderabad: The Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad will reopen from 11 July. Visitors to the zoo will have to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol as approved by the Telangana chief wildlife warden, the zoo said on Friday.

The COVID-19 protocol makes it mandatory for all visitors to undergo thermal screening at the point of entry. Visitors with symptoms of cold and fever will not be permitted to enter the zoo. Also, children below 10 years and adults above 65 years are advised to avoid visiting the zoo especially on weekends and public holidays.

The zoo authorities said all moats are open except some facilities, including Safari Park Complex, Nocturnal Animal House, Reptile House, Aquarium, Fossil Museum, and Natural History Museum, which will remain closed until further orders. Meanwhile, the battery-operated vehicles (BOV) and Toy Train will run with 50% occupancy. However, a family can book a BOV for their exclusive use. Booking of guesthouses has also been discontinued until further orders.

All ticket counter queues have been marked as per social distancing norms and visitors are advised to follow social distancing while purchasing tickets, the zoo further said. It has also requested visitors to use the medicated footbath at the entrance of the zoo before entering the zoo premises.

A statement issued by the zoo authorities said it is mandatory for all visitors and staff to wear face masks from the point of entry and during the visit. "Entry without face mask into the zoo will not be permitted. Violators will be imposed with a fine of Rs. 200 and in case of any argument will be expelled from zoo," it further said.

The authorities have also advised the visitors to walk along designated pathways and avoid touching barricades and other surfaces. Also, they will have to use only designated places marked for having food.

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