New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan’s iconic Mughal Gardens, which was opened on February 4 for the general public, will be closed from Saturday, a day before its scheduled closure, in view of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Also Read - Coronavirus: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Visits IGI Airport in Delhi For Inspection of Preparedness | Highlights
The move from the Rashtrapati Bhavan came at a time when the confirmed cases of coronavirus have gone up to 30 in the country. Earlier in the day, a man from Ghaziabad was tested positive for the coronavirus. He had recently travelled from Italy. Also Read - The Iconic Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan to Open for Public from February 5
Taking precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday stated that it will not hold the traditional ‘Holi’ gatherings this year. Also Read - These photos of tulips at Rashtrapati Bhavan's Mughal Gardens will make you want to visit Delhi
“Continuing the precautionary measures at Rashtrapati Bhavan in view of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, the Mughal Gardens will close for public from Saturday (March 7, 2020) to avoid any large gathering of people,” President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet.
Mughal Garden and other gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan were opened for public on February 4 during Udyanotsav. These gardens are opened for public every year between February and March.
The Mughal Gardens were closed for two days starting from February 24. It was opened on February 25.