Taj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in India

Monument in northern city of Agra opens to visitors after being closed for six months

India has reopened its famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal, as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections with no signs yet of a peak in the number of infections.

A Chinese national and a visitor from Delhi were among the first to step into the white marble tomb built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor for his wife when it opened at sunrise on Monday, ending six months of closure.

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