Tourists planning to visit UNESCO World Heritage site and popular tourist attraction Taj Mahal, would be required to undergo a Covid19 test before the visit. The decision has been taken amidst the rising cases of Covid 19 in China, and elsewhere in the world. The tests have been made mandatory for all tourists.
The Taj Mahal topped the list of domestic tourists paying the visit in 2022. More than 3200 thousands tourists made a paid visit to Taj Mahal this year. Taj Mahal was visited by most number of foreign tourists as well this year.
Four cases of BF.7 strain said to be behind the rising cases have been reported in India. Three cases were reported from Gujarat and one from Odisha, the officials of both the states confirmed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to review the situation in a meeting today.
Union Health Minister asked the states to spread awareness about Covid appropriate behavious amidst the rising cases globally. The Minister said that the center is considering 2% random sampling of International passengers to minimize the risk.
The Minister further added the Union Health Ministry is keeping an eye on the development. He also asked the states to administer booster doses and increase the genome sequencing of positive cases.
India reported 185 Covid cases today, the total number of active cases have come down under five thousands. The cases in India have seen a continuous decline. India has administered 220 crores doses of covid vaccines, 22.35 crores have been administered precautionary doses.