Delhi’s National Zoological Park in India sold all 4,000 tickets for its reopening day, after two months of closure following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The zoo reopened today (Tuesday) after it was closed to the public from January 4 after restrictions were put in place in Delhi to hinder the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Online ticket sales were halted and ticket kiosks were closed.
Now that the attraction has reopened, only 4,000 visitors are allowed to attend in one day, and must visit in two time slots – 8:30am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
After the tickets all sold out online, ticket kiosks outside the zoo remained closed, with officials urging visitors to book tickets online in advance, according to reports.
The official told The Times of India: “The ticket counters outside the zoo have already been closed. So, people are requested to book tickets online only two to three days in advance to avoid any inconvenience.”
Coronavirus protocols will still be in place for visitors, and attendees have been urged to remain cautious.
The National Zoological park was also closed during the early stages of the pandemic, before reopening. It was then closed for two months before reopening in August last year, following the spread of the Delta variant.
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