Covid-19 Second Wave: ASI Monuments Closed For Visitors Till May 15
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) second wave, the Ministry of Culture on Thursday announced that all monuments and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India will remain closed for visitors till May 15 2021.
Culture Minister Prahlad Patel tweeted and informed everyone that all the monuments/sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed.
कोरोना की महामारी के वर्तमान प्रकोप को देखते हुए @MinOfCultureGoI ने @ASIGoI के द्वारा संरक्षित सभी स्मारकों को आगामी 15 मई तक बंद रखने का फ़ैसला किया है @PMOIndia @tourismgoi @incredibleindia pic.twitter.com/EZX2jNQI9V
— Prahlad Singh Patel (@prahladspatel) April 15, 2021
Some of the monuments and sites in Odisha include the Jagannath Temple at Puri, Sun Temple at Konark and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.
Last year, too, all monuments and sites maintained by the ASI were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 17. They reopened in July with strict restrictions like wearing of masks and maintain social distancing.