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very day and it was "imperative to shut it down".
he Taj Mahal is one of the world's leading tourist attractions, and draws as many as 70,000 people every day.
India has 137 reported cases of Covid-19 and three related deaths. It has tested 6,000 people so far.
On Tuesday, the Indian government announced that all monuments and museums run by the Archaeological Survey of India across the country have also been shut to keep people safe.
Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said all the 143 monuments and museums would remain shut until 31 March and the decision would be reviewed after the shutdown period.