India’s iconic Taj Mahal reopens to the public as the country rushes to lift restrictions in a bid to revitalize the economy.
The seventeen-century monument in the northern city of Agra, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, was closed in early April when India imposes a strict lockdown to curb the surge of Covid-19 infections kills thousands every day.
Only 650 Tourist Allowed Inside Taj Mahal
Only six hundred and fifty tourists will be allowed inside the Taj Mahal at any point in time. Usually, the white marble monument attracts twenty thousand people per day or between seven to eight million visitors annually.
The state of Uttar Pradesh, where Agra is located, reported two hundred and seventy new infections overnight and fifty-six deaths. It is one of India’s hardest-hit states hit by the Covid-19 virus.
New Delhi Red Fort and Qutub Minar Reopens To Tourist
The New Delhi Red Fort and Qutub Minar will reopen to tourists even as alarm bells ring over a resurgence of crowds in major cities, threatening another spike in infections in one of the world’s most populous country.
The local media reported a surge in tourist and traffic jams to Shimla, raising fears of the spread of the virus. The northern hill station is famous for its picturesque views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
Source: Hindustan Times