SRINAGAR - Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday announced closure of all parks and gardens in Srinagar till further orders.
"All parks and gardens in #Srinagar will remain closed till further notice. Cooperation of people in implementing precautionary measures is appreciated," Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said in a tweet.
Although the official did not give any reasons for the decision, it is believed that the step is part of preventive measures for ensuring that there is no outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the Valley.
The authorities have already shut down schools and other educational institutions in the union territory. Clubs and public gymnasiums have also been shut as precautionary measures.
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