Coronavirus: Taj Mahal reopens – despite India recording 87,000 new COVID cases in a single day

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India has reopened the Taj Mahal – despite the country recording 87,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day.

The famed monument to love had been closed for six months as part of lockdown measures – the longest it has ever been shut.Sponsored link

The number of daily visitors will be limited to 5,000, compared with an average of 20,000 before the pandemic.

COVID protocols are being followed - and railings at the landmark are regularly sanitised
Image:COVID protocols are being followed – and railings at the landmark are regularly sanitised

The 17th-century marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

COVID-19 protocols are being followed at the iconic landmark, including temperature checks at the entrance and social distancing throughout. Wearing a mask is also compulsory for visitors