Famous Indian monument of love, the 17th century Taj Mahal on Monday will re-open to the public.

Those who wish to go to the complex, will always have to wear masks, stay at least two meters apart and do not touch the gleaming marble surface, reports Reuters with reference to the administration of the memorial complex. The monument, built in the Northern Indian city of Agra by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, was closed for three months because of a pandemic COVID-19. International flights remain suspended, however, the government opened domestic flights, hoping that tourists will return to visit some popular objects.

the Taj Mahal will be allowed only five thousand tourists a day. They will be divided into two streams morning and afternoon. Between them provided a break for the disinfection and sanitary treatment of rooms. Note that at the peak of the Taj Mahal was visited by 80 thousand people a day. In the property given to understand that do not expect a large number of guests due to the closure of hotels and shops in the immediate area, as well as due to the presence of so-called “zones of containment” that have taken restrictive measures. In India these zones are containment areas that are identified as most affected by the virus, are still under strict lock with limited access to visitors and access for moving trucks with food and medicines.

the government of India also took the decision to open other attractions, particularly the historic red Fort in new Delhi.

All this is happening against the backdrop of a sharp growth of coronavirus diseases in India. The who acknowledged on Saturday that the number of diseases in India is increasing “at an alarming rate”. On Sunday, the health Ministry of India announced a record one-day surge of the disease: there were 24 850 new cases of infection, bringing the total number of cases has increased to 673 165. Agra, where the Taj Mahal remains the most affected city in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country. The increase in the number of infected people continues, despite the extremely restrictive measures taken by the government, including the closure of tens of thousands of businesses in the country.