Pune: Historical monuments, museums to reopen with COVID-19 restrictions
Shaniwarwada in Pune was closed since eight months amid COVID-19Image source: Sakal Media Group

Pune: Historical monuments, museums to reopen with COVID-19 restrictions

All forts, museums and other historical sites around Pune district will be reopened

Pune: The Pune district administration on Tuesday issued a slew of directions for reopening of monuments, museums, forts with COVID-19 restrictions. All the tourist sites including, forts, archaeological sites, historical monuments, museums around Pune district has been allowed to reopen, District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh informed.

Welcome the New Year and Puneties are adapting to the new way of life which includes safety precautions such as wearing face masks, practising social distancing and more. After a countrywide lockdown for over eight months to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the government, as well as the people are, gearing up to get back into action.

Forts, museums and other historical sites were closed since March due to the spread of novel coronavirus in the district. Pune which was once the epicentre of the contagion is witnessing a decline in new COVID-19 cases.

District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh on Tuesday ordered that all the historical monuments, museums and forts around the district be permitted to open with all COVID-19 restrictions in place. The order further stated that people visiting the sites should abide by all protocols stated by the government.

All must wear face masks, wash hands at regular intervals and practice social distancing. If anybody found violating the rules will face disciplinary action under the Disaster Management Act 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, the order further read.

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