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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) and Botanical Garden in the State Capital city of Odisha will remain closed for visitors for the second time in just over a year in view of the steady surge in the Covid-19 cases in the State.

The zoo and garden will remain out of bounds for public from May 1 to 15, said the official notification issued by the Deputy Director of Nandankanan Zoological Park on Friday.

The move came in as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, added the NZP Deputy Director.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has closed all the religious places in the Capital City from April 21 until further orders. The Lingaraj Temple was shut down from April 18 in view of the rising cases of Coronavirus in Bhubaneswar.

Khordha district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, reported highest 1,408 cases in Odisha on Friday.

Bhubaneswar logged 851 cases yesterday which took the positive tally in the Capital City to 43,296. This includes 6,913 active cases, 259 deaths and 36,103 recoveries, said a released by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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