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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 07:38

Taj Mahal To Reopen Late September

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Taj Mahal in India. Taj Mahal in India. Jorge Silva/REUTERS

Despite being the second most infected country in the world with over 4.2 million cases, India announced it would reopen its prime tourist attraction, Taj Mahal.

"The Taj Mahal will reopen on September 21. All Covid-19 protocols, like physical distancing, masks will be followed," Amit Srivastava, northern Uttar Pradesh state's Tourism Department deputy director told AFP on Tuesday.

They limit the daily visits of tourists up to 5,000 people from the previous 20,000 visits.

The Taj Mahal has been closed since mid-March as part of a lockdown effort to prevent the spread of the virus. Uttar Pradesh, the city where the temple is located, is the worst-hit city with over 270,000 Covid-19 cases.

The opening of the Taj Mahal by India aims to encourage and improve its economy due to the virus, even as Covid-19 infections continue to increase.

Since August, India has been the country with the highest daily cases of coronavirus in the world. (RRI)

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