Taj Mahal will remain shut until March 31 to demotivate public gatherings and curb the spread of coronavirus. The decision comes hours after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also ordered the shut down of gyms, clubs, theatres, schools and colleges in Delhi. A gathering of more than 50 people has also been banned in the UT.
As of now, India has reported 125 positive cases of coronavirus out of which 13 have been reported cured. Two people, in their 70s, have been reported dead due to the virus in India.
“All ticketed monuments and all other museums have been directed to be closed until March 31,” Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel tweeted late Monday.
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India has also suspended all incoming tourists visas and will also restrict passengers of flights from the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey and the United Kingdom from Wednesday.
On the other hand, visitors from Gulf countries like Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, etc. would have to undergo 14 days quarantine on their arrival to India. Travellers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany are also subjected to similar restrictions.
The World Comes To A Standstill
Currently, the worst affected country after China remains to be Italy with over 2,100 deaths. The country, despite the ongoing lockdown, has reported 717 deaths on Sunday and Monday combined. Italy now has 27,980 infections, compared to 15,113 four days ago.
Following Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered the shut down in France, which has reported 21 deaths and 1,210 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours.
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Bloodbath On D Streets
Moreover, amid the bloodbath across the global markets, the Philippines has announced to shut down of its financial markets. Businesses across the world in the last couple of weeks have lost billions amid investing scare among investors.
Maharastra currently remains the worst affected state in India due to coronavirus with 39 positive cases reported to this day. Maharastra has also said that those sent to 100 per cent home quarantine will be ‘stamped’.
The left hand of all persons shunted to 100 per cent home quarantine will be stamped to identify them easily if they mingle with the general public.
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“It is not a crime if somebody is infected by Covid-19. They must be given proper medical treatment and psychological support. The Epidemic Diseases Act has been invoked in the interest of the people and the district administration must create awareness on it,” Thackeray asserted.