He sought cooperation from all the authorities concerned in keeping the two zoos closed.
Rezaul also said the government has taken various steps to stop the spread of Covid-19 infections, while the Prime Minister’s Office has already issued an 18-point directive to this end.
He urged the people to follow the government’s directives and help address the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Last year, the National zoo and the Rangpur zoo were closed for visitors on 20 March in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The zoos were opened on 1 November.