As a precautionary measure to stop spreading of Coronavirus, all the tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries all over Maharashtra will remain closed from March 18 to 31, following directives issued by the Public Health Department. Similarly, Marine Biodiversity Centre, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, and Thane Creek Flamingo Safari spot will also be closed during similar period.
Some States have already closed tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in view of COVID-19 scare. Some collectors and forest officials already issued orders to keep the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries closed, he said adding that these orders would continue.Hemalkasaâ€™s Lok Biradari Project to remain closed from today LOK Biradari Project situated at Hemalkasa in Gadchiroli district will remain closed for tourists and people from Tuesday (March 17) till further order owning to Coronavirus pandemic.
The management is closing the project as a social responsibility, following appeal made by the government. Lok Biradari Project is functioning for the last 46 years in Hemalkasa in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli district. The project manages and undertakes activities like free dispensary for tribals, ashramshala for 650 students learning in 1st to 12th STD, Amteâ€™s animal ark and environment conservation, village development, creation of tanks, deepening, and school at a remote place like Nelgunda village. The ashramshala is also being closed. The project is closed to avoid infection of virus from the tourists and people visiting workers and tribals in dispensary.