India’s top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal is set to reopen more than six month after it was shut, official said Tuesday, even as the vast nation battles soaring coronavirus infections.
India, home to 1.3 billion people, on Monday overtook Brazil to become the world’s second most-infected nation with more than 4.2. million cases, behind only the United States.
‘The Taj Mahal will reopen on September 21. All Covid-19 protocols, like physical distancing, masks will be followed’, northern Uttar Pradesh state’s Tourism Department deputy director Amit Srivastava told AFP.
Visitors will be limited to 5,000 a day, down from the usual daily average of 20,000 he added.
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the shining marble mausoleum south of the capital New Delhi has been closed since mind – March as part of India’s strict virus lockdown.