A plan to reopen the famed Taj Mahal to visitors was scrapped this week after the city of Agra saw a spike in COVID-19 infections, according to reports.
The announcement came late Sunday night, weeks after India started easing restrictions, including reopening state borders along with places of worship and businesses like restaurants and malls.
Reuters reported Agra, which sits in the northern part of the country, is the worst-affected city in Uttar Pradesh, which also happens to be India’s most populated state. On Sunday, the wire service noted India reported a single-day record of 24,850 new cases and more than 600 deaths.