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Borivali National Park re-opening!

Good news for our patients and neighbours!

Doctors at Ashok One have always encouraged you to walk in nature. Unfortunately, the lush green and expansive National Park was not available for walking due to concerns over Corona since March 2020,

After a lot of campaigning, our efforts have paid off.

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will reopen for morning walkers on Thursday 15th October 2020 after it was closed since March 18th 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Morning walkers will be able to visit the park between 5.30am and 7.30am, daily. The park will remain closed on Mondays.

SGNP officials have put in place a mechanism wherein morning walkers have been divided into three groups – A, B and C – based on the first letter of their names mentioned on the morning pass. “This means, names starting from A to I will be part of group A and will be allowed to enter the park on Thursday. On Friday, names starting from J to Q under group B will be allowed to walk, and finally, names starting from R to Z under group C will be allowed entry on Saturday,” said G Mallikarjuna, director and conservator of forest, SGNP. [HT news]

Please ensure physical distancing while walking.

Here are some important guidelines:

Among other 17 listed guidelines, entry to pregnant women, children below 10 years of age and senior citizens over 65 have been prohibited from entering the park. Walkers have to bring their face masks and sanitisers. Social distancing needs to be maintained. Spitting is prohibited. Gathering of groups for yoga, laughing exercise, meditation etc, is prohibited, the guidelines said.

“Those without masks will not be allowed to enter. Any person having symptoms associated with Covid-19 is requested to avoid entering the park and if they do, their details will be shared with the nearest Covid-19 centre,” said Mallikarjuna, adding, “It is up to citizens to take care. We are only facilitating a safe environment.”


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