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Coronavirus: Wildlife safaris in Ranthambore, Sariska and other parks not yet closed

March 16, 2020, 8:26 pm

Ranthambore national park

Ranthambore national park

Jaipur: Wildlife safaris in major national parks and forest reserves have not been closed. However, there has been discussions over whether to shut the safari for this month. If the forest department decided to discontinue the safari, tourist vehicles will not be allowed in Ranthambore National Park and Sarisak Tiger reserve.

The tourism industry has already suffered heavy losses due to Coronavirus. Most hotel bookings have been cancelled. Several events which were to see participation of people from across the world have been postponed. The Rajasthan government have already ordered that schools, gyms, cinema halls, multiplexes and shopping malls will be closed till March 30. Public shows, events and plays where there is a possibility of a huge gathering of people will not be allowed.

“All types of businesses and industries are suffering – tourism included. The people are avoiding travel. It was a peak tourism season in most parts of the state,” said a tour operator.

First published: March 16, 2020