In an effort to minimize the potential risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic to the people and great apes living within the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas, the management of Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in agreement with the government of CAR and health experts have decided as follows:
- The park has been closed to all visitors until further notice
- All tourism activities have beeen suspended and reservations cancelled
- No external researchers will be allowed in the park
- Transport reduction between Bangui and Bayanga to the minimum needed to sustain the project
- Strict hygiene measures have been implemented in gorilla habituation camps
written by Lara Nellissen
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