Assam State Zoo reopens for tourists on December 31

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SOP has been issued for the reopening of the Zoo and all COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Guwahati: The Assam State Zoo -cum-Botanical Garden, which remained closed for almost 10 months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, re-opened on Thursday.

Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya graced the occasion in the State Zoo.

Standard operating procedure has been issued for the reopening. All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed to prevent the spread of the virus, said the Divisional Forest officer, Tejas Mariswamy.

He also said that no tickets will be sold at the counter to prevent person-to-person contact. He said that tickets will be sold only online mode and that only 1000 visitors will be allowed per day.

It is know that the Zoo was scheduled to open on December 1, but it was delayed due to the prevailing pandemic situation.

Wearing masks, use of sanitizers and maintaining of social distancing has been made compulsory for visitors as well as the zoo staff.

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