The increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country is sparking major concern among the public in the recent weeks.

In an effort to curb the spread of the deadly virus, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has announced the temporary closure of all public facilities managed by them, starting today (Tuesday, 6th October) until further notice.

Source: Perhilitan’s Facebook

In a statement released by Perhilitan on its official Facebook page, among the facilities involved are Paya Indah Wetlands located in Selangor, Kuala Koh National Park in Kelantan, Penang National Park and also Terengganu National Park.

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Meanwhile in Pahang, the list of areas affected include the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, Pahang National Park in Sungai Relau, Merapoh, RAMSAR Tasek Bera camping site, as well as the the ever popular tourist spot, Pahang National Park situated in Kuala Tahan.

In a separate statement, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has also relayed the sad news on the temporary closure of its facilities including the Botanic Gardens and also the Forest Skywalk in Kepong, Selangor. In case you missed it, the order has been in effect since yesterday (Monday, 5th October).

Source: FRIM’s Facebook

The announcements are indeed devastating for some. But still, the public’s health and safety should be placed first, especially in light of the current situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.

Source: Harian Metro.

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