Taj Mehal Reopening Neglecting The Surge In Covid-19 Cases In India
The Taj Mahal reopens for visitors ignoring the surge in the cases of Coronavirus in India. This reopening has been done as a business-as-usual gesture.
The population of India is 1.3 billion and the has recorded more than 5.4 million Covid-19 cases. There is a total of 5.4 million Covid-19 cases. The country has been reporting 1000 deaths daily and 100,000 new infections.
Prime Minister Modi has decided to ease the strict lockdown which has claimed the livelihood of many.
This ease to save the livelihood of people includes reopening of many train routes, domestic flights, markets, restaurants and now visiting the Taj Mahal.
The world-famous white building is one of the most popular sites to visit in India.
Strict social distancing rules are to be implemented on the reopening. Only 5,000 visitors will be allowed to visit daily. This number is a quarter of the normal rate.
“Circles are being marked, the mask would be a must and nobody would be able to enter without thermal screening,” Vasant Swarnkar, a senior archeologist revealed.