Covid-19: The Statue of Unity reopens to tourists in Gujarat

Covid-19: The Statue of Unity reopens to tourists in Gujarat

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The Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district reopened to new tourists on Saturday. It was shut down after an outbreak of the coronavirus, but has now reopened with full protection. This information has been informed in an official notification.

The 182-meter-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has been closed to visitors for seven months due to the epidemic. At least two and a half thousand tourists will be allowed to come here every day, the notification said. There will be five two-hour slots for daily entry and only 500 spectators will be allowed in each slot. Tickets for admission will be available only on the official website.

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The River Rafting of the Statue of Unity, Ekta Nursery, Cactus Garden and Butterfly Garden have also been opened to tourists, the release said.

In Gujarat, 1,111 new cases of corona virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people in the state to 1,56,635. The health department said this on Saturday.

A statement issued by the department said nine of the 19 Covid patients had died during the period. The death toll rose to 3,2992. According to department sources, 1,270 patients were cured on Friday. Covid-19 has so far cured 1,40,419 patients in the state. There are 14,587 patients undergoing treatment in Gujarat.

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