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After 6 months of closure, the Taj Mahal reopens

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One of the most famous tourist attractions of India and all over the world, the Taj Mahal, is expected to reopen after more than six months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to regional tourism department official Amit Srivastava, the Taj Mahal will reopen on September 21st, but the number of visitors will be further reduced.

"Tourists will have to follow all Covid-19 protocols, such as physical distance, wear masks and disinfect their hands," he said, adding that "tickets must be purchased online."

Only 5,000 visitors will be allowed to enter the two daily shifts, a figure below the daily average of around 25,000 people.

The Taj Mahal was built in the mid-17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third and favorite queen, Mumtaz Mahal.

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