tirsdag 17. mars 2020

Taj Mahal: 'Monument of love' shuts down amid coronavirus fears

India's iconic monument Taj Mahal has shut down to halt the spread of the coronavirus, officials say. The culture ministry said tens of thousands visit the "monument of love" every day and it was "imperative to shut it down".

The Taj Mahal is one of the world's leading tourist attractions, and draws as many as 70,000 people every day. India has 126 reported cases of Covid-19 and three related deaths. It has tested 6,000 people so far. On Tuesday, the Indian government announced that all monuments and museums run by the Archaeological Survey of India across the country have also been shut to keep people safe.