COVID-19: All Parks In Bhubaneswar To Remain Closed From Tomorrow

21 March 2020


Bhubaneswar: With a view to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today ordered for closure of all parks (irrespective of government or private ownership) within its limit with effect from tomorrow.

 A notification issued by the BMC Commissioner today said that the order will remain in force till March 31. The notification says that though Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was issued on March 15 regulating the usage of public parks, it was observed that despite the regulation uncontrollable crowd was observed in parks and guidelines of social distancing were not being adhered to which has the potential for spreading the disease.