All Parks, Gardens To Reopen In J&K From Tomorrow: Advisor Baseer Khan

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SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday announced that the gardens, parks throughout the UT of J&K would be thrown open for the general public from tomorrow. The announcement was made amid the gradual unlocking process of  COVID-19 pandemic across the nation.

A deserted view of Nishat garden as Baisakhi was not celebrated during the lockdown on Monday, April 13, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary Tourism and Culture, Zubair Ahmad and Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Gardens & Parks Sheikh Fayaz were also present.

The Advisor further announced that all the visitors should strictly observe the already given protocols and medical advice related to Covid-19 from time to time. He requested the general public to wear face masks, use hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing norms both inside and outside these picnic spots. He also directed the authorities to penalize those found violating the precautionary measures.

The Advisor was informed that the floriculture department would use thermal screening at the entry gates of all these gardens, parks to check visitors for any COVID-19symptoms. Hand sanitizers would also be made available by the department for the use of visitors, the Advisor was informed.

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