AP: Covid-19 pandemic: Closes all national parks and sanctuaries from today onward: PCCF
Guntur: Mr. N. Pradeep Kumar PCCF (HoFF) State Forest Department has directed DFOs and conservators to take steps to close national parks and sanctuaries in the state from today.
He said the decision was taken on the instructions of the Union Ministry of Forests. He said the decision was taken to prevent the spread of the virus from humans to animals, especially in the wake of the Covid outbreak in India.
In addition to sanitizing the areas where the animals roam as needed, veterinarians should regularly check the health status of the animals.
Orders were issued to the forest authorities. He directed that the animals be kept under the supervision of the authorities for 24 hours and that steps be taken to provide immediate medical treatment to the animals in case of any health problem.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Forest Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy also directed the state government to take appropriate precautions against wildlife problems anywhere in the state.