India closes all monuments and museums as a result of new COVID wave
In another blow to tourism, given the growing number of COVID-19 cases, India has closed all major monuments and museums through May 15, 2021.
- Stunning 3,693 monuments will be closed along with 50 museums including the Taj Mahal, Humayun Tomb and the Red Fort.
- Like so many other countries in the world, India is grappling with yet another wave of COVID-19 cases.
- In other sectors, Mumbai airport terminals may postpone flights to cope with the reduced workload of cargo flights.
Up to 3,693 monuments and 50 museums will be affected, including famous Agra and Delhi landmarks like the Taj Mahal, Humayun Tomb and the Red Fort.
The centrally protected monuments as part of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be closed, affecting tourism, which has only just increased for domestic travelers. The ASI is subordinate to the Ministry of Culture and comprises a large number of monuments, excavations and museums as well as the preservation and preservation of monuments.