A scheduled re-opening of the world famous indian mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is deferred because of the risk of coronasmitte.
It informs local authorities Sunday, local time, during the 24 hours prior to the opening should have taken place. It writes the news agency Reuters.
Meanwhile, India has as a whole experienced a rekordstigning in the number of smittetilfælde.
Several attractions in the northerly city of Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, has been closed since march.
It will the be in a as yet undetermined period of time.
- for the sake Of the public, it has been decided that it is not appropriate to reopen the monuments in Agra now, write the authorities in a communication according to Reuters.
the City of Agra was one of the first big smittecentre in the country. It remains among the worst hit areas in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
India is experiencing the largest and fastest increases in the number of coronasmittede in three months.
on Sunday reported the country's ministry of health 24.850 new smittetilfælde - the highest increase so far in 24 hours and over 600 new deaths. It writes Reuters.
And on Monday morning local time, it is clear that India is now the country in the world with tredjeflest infected, writes the BBC.
In total there are 697.887 confirmed smittetilfælde in India, reports the Johns Hopkins University according to the BBC. By then Russia had tredjeflest infected. Comparisons should, however, be taken with caution, as opgørelsesmetoderne can be different.
Over 409.000 is raskmeldte in India, according to the university's current statement on Monday morning, Danish time.
Set in relation to population is India, according to the statistics page Worldometers, however, is far down on the list of the worst affected countries.
But the fear is that the infection will spread in the urban areas, as for example the megapolis Mumbai.
nevertheless, the government started to remove more coronarestriktioner and slowly re-open the country, writes Reuters.
Flights are still set. But there is opened up for domestic travel, and the government hopes that tourists will create life at the resorts.
Special smittezoner however, remains closed to the outside world, so that there is only limited access.
- We do not expect visitors at the Taj Mahal, since the areas around, including hotels and shops, have been closed, says a local official in Agra, according to Reuters.