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Sharmili Mallick

The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) and Botanical Garden in the State Capital city of Odisha will remain closed for visitors until further orders.

"Closure of Nandankanan Zoological Park and State Botanical Garden extended until further orders as a precautionary measure against the spread of Novel Coronavirus," said the official notification released by the Deputy Director of the Nandankanan Zoological Park.

The zoo and the garden were earlier shut for the public from May 1 to 15.

The Covid situation in Khordha district, particularly Bhubaneswar, is turning worrisome as the daily infection has been rising exponentially. While the district has crossed the daily mark of 1,500 cases six times in the last seven days, the Capital City has been contributing the bulk infection.

The State on Friday reported 12,390 new Covid-19 cases while 22 patients succumbed to the virus. Out of the total cases reported today, Khordha remained on the top with  2,201 cases and four fatalities.

With this, the positive tally in Khordha surged to 91,850 while the death toll stood at 400. The district currently has 15,937 active cases while  75,503 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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