onsdag 23. september 2020

Eerily empty Taj Mahal after longest shutdown

Few people turned up to see the iconic Taj Mahal when it reopened its doors after six months - the longest it has ever been shut. The entrance, which usually has long queues, was largely empty on Monday as officials waited for visitors. New safety measures include a ban on group photos, temperature checks at the entrance and digital tickets. The monument will allow only 5,000 visitors daily as India reports record Covid-19 cases every day. The 17th-Century marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal.