Odisha Govt banned entry of tourists into Bhitarkanika from March 17 to 31 amid coronavirus outbreak

Bhubaneswar: In a preventive measure for the outbreak of COVID-19, the Forest Department has banned the entry of tourists into the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapada district from March 17 to 31 , informed Rajnagar DFO Bikash Ranjan Dash on Monday.

Even though the coronavirus has spread its tentacle in many countries only five foreign nationals visited the park, including two tourists from Switzerland, two from Ukraine and one from France.

While the two Swiss tourists made a night halt on March 11, the two Ukraine nationals, who visited on March 11 and a French national, who came on March 13 visited the park at daytime

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