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All ASI monuments to remain closed over covid19

ANI
Published : Mar 17, 2020, 3:55 pm IST
Updated : Mar 17, 2020, 3:55 pm IST

As per official data, Delhi has so far reported eight positive cases of novel coronavirus including one person who died of the infection

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With the number of positive COVID-19 cases climbing in India, public monuments including Qutub Minar and Red Fort in the national capital are being shut till the end of this month as a precautionary measure.

According to official data, Delhi has so far reported eight positive cases of novel coronavirus including one person who died of the infection.

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel had on Monday said all national monuments and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed till March 31.

The ASI said that all its ticketed monuments along with museums under it will remain closed till the end of this month and has cancelled all permissions given for filming, photography and cultural events within its premises.


Till Tuesday, 126 people tested positive for COVID -19, including 22 are foreigners. Three people have died of the infection and 33 people discharged so far.

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