Taj Mahal reopens after three-month lockdown
New Delhi, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Taj Mahal, popular tourist destination and formidable monument to love built centuries ago in India, will reopen its doors on Monday after three months of closure due to Covid-19.
Starting Monday, visitors to the iconic relic, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will be required to wear masks, maintain social distance, and refrain from touching the walls.
Only 5,000 tourists will be allowed to enter the mausoleum in one day, divided into two groups, a far cry from the daily 80,000 visitors who once came to visit this gem of Mughal art in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Along with this symbol of identity of India erected in the city of Agra by the mourning Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, the other monuments and protected sites of the country will be subject to protocols of social distancing and health, as reported the Ministry of Tourism in a tweet.
Authorities will reopen the Taj Mahal and other renowned sites, such as the Red Fort in New Delhi, just as the numbers of infections from the coronavirus in India are skyrocketing.
Today, India reported a new record of 24,850 new infections and more than 600 deaths in a single day from the pandemic, bringing the cases of Covid-19 to 673,165.
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