Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal. Image credit: Smithsonian Magazine

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Taj Mahal has shut down for visitors in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the union ministry of culture said that as tens of thousands of people visit the monument every day, hence it became imperative to shut it down for the time being.

Around 70,000 tourists are attracted to Taj Mahal every day, the ministry added.

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So far in India, 137 people have tested positive for coronavirus and three people have died as well.

Not just the monument of love, but the centre on Tuesday decided to shut down all monuments and museums run by the Archaeological Survey of India across the country.

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“The 143 monuments and museums would remain shut until March 31 and the decision would be reviewed after the shutdown period,” said union cultural minister Prahlad Patel.


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