The Taj Mahal, the main tourist attraction in India, will reopen its doors on September 21, six months after its closure, authorities reported on Tuesday, despite the fact that the country is already the second most affected country by the COVID-19 .
“The Taj Mahal, which closed in mid-March before the national lockdown, will reopen on September 21,” said Amit Srivastava, head of the regional tourism department.
“Tourists must follow all COVID-19 protocols, such as physical distancing, use of masks and hand washing,” he said, making it clear that tickets must be purchased online. Instead of the 25,000 a day average that used to be there, only 5,000 visitors are allowed in two shifts.
India has recorded 75,809 new cases and 1,133 deaths in the past 24 hours. This is the new record for deaths in one day. In total, more than 4.28 million infected people and more than 72,000 deaths were recorded this Tuesday by the Indian Ministry of Health.