Photos: Monuments, public spaces deserted amid India’s COVID-19 quarantine

According to health officials, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 147 with 10 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country on Wednesday. The cases include 25 foreign nationals and the three persons who have died in Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Sixteen states and Union Territories have so far reported COVID-19 cases with the maximum number of confirmed cases coming from Maharashtra followed by Kerala. Amid rising concerns over the spread of COVID-19, public spaces and historical monuments across the country have begun wearing a deserted look as people keep away.

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A notice seen at Lotus Temple after it was closed as a precaution against COVID-19, in New Delhi. With the number of positive cases approaching 150 in India, public monuments in the national capital have been shut till the end of this month. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel had on Monday said all national monuments and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed till March 31. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A notice seen at Lotus Temple after it was closed as a precaution against COVID-19, in New Delhi. With the number of positive cases approaching 150 in India, public monuments in the national capital have been shut till the end of this month. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel had on Monday said all national monuments and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed till March 31. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Visitors look at the Qutub Minar from outside after the ASI order. Conceding the effect of coronavirus on the Indian tourism industry in an interview to IANS, Patel claimed that the loss to industry stakeholders was evident but stressed that safety is of utmost importance. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Visitors look at the Qutub Minar from outside after the ASI order. Conceding the effect of coronavirus on the Indian tourism industry in an interview to IANS, Patel claimed that the loss to industry stakeholders was evident but stressed that safety is of utmost importance. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Two men wearing masks walk past the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The financial hub of Mumbai has ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home in increased measures to curb the coronavirus in South Asia. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

Two men wearing masks walk past the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The financial hub of Mumbai has ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home in increased measures to curb the coronavirus in South Asia. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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The Victoria Memorial monument seen deserted after the government heightened measures for coronavirus prevention in Kolkata. An 18-year-old man, who recently returned from England, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, making it the first confirmed case in West Bengal. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

The Victoria Memorial monument seen deserted after the government heightened measures for coronavirus prevention in Kolkata. An 18-year-old man, who recently returned from England, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, making it the first confirmed case in West Bengal. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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A view of an empty Safdarjung’s Tomb in New Delhi. Indian health authorities are analysing data from more than 1,000 patients who had not travelled to coronavirus-affected regions and were not known to have come into contact with confirmed cases, to determine whether the disease has begun spreading through the country, a senior official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) told Reuters. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

A view of an empty Safdarjung’s Tomb in New Delhi. Indian health authorities are analysing data from more than 1,000 patients who had not travelled to coronavirus-affected regions and were not known to have come into contact with confirmed cases, to determine whether the disease has begun spreading through the country, a senior official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) told Reuters. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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An aerial view of Girgaon chowpatty in the evening, where usually, large numbers of people throng the beach. Mumbai, a metropolis of 18 million people, has also authorised hospital and airport authorities to stamp the wrists of those ordered to self-isolate with indelible ink reading “Home Quarantined” and displaying the date the quarantine ends. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

An aerial view of Girgaon chowpatty in the evening, where usually, large numbers of people throng the beach. Mumbai, a metropolis of 18 million people, has also authorised hospital and airport authorities to stamp the wrists of those ordered to self-isolate with indelible ink reading “Home Quarantined” and displaying the date the quarantine ends. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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The Red Fort in Delhi wears a deserted look on Tuesday. The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 147, with 10 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

The Red Fort in Delhi wears a deserted look on Tuesday. The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 147, with 10 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Vistors wearing masks pose for a photograph in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, a principal tourist site that has also been closed in Agra. ASI data reported the number of foreign tourists fell down to a mere 1,274 on Sunday. In comparison, on any normal day, there are more than 20,000 to 25,000 visitors at the Taj Mahal. (PTI)

Vistors wearing masks pose for a photograph in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, a principal tourist site that has also been closed in Agra. ASI data reported the number of foreign tourists fell down to a mere 1,274 on Sunday. In comparison, on any normal day, there are more than 20,000 to 25,000 visitors at the Taj Mahal. (PTI)

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A deserted look of Partap Park, in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday barred foreign tourists from entering the Union Territory as a precautionary measure. A 34-year-old soldier tested positive for COVID-19 in Leh on Wednesday, making it the first case reported from within the Indian Army. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A deserted look of Partap Park, in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday barred foreign tourists from entering the Union Territory as a precautionary measure. A 34-year-old soldier tested positive for COVID-19 in Leh on Wednesday, making it the first case reported from within the Indian Army. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers outside the barricaded Siddhivinayak Temple. Along with the Siddhivinayak Temple, dozens of other monuments and museums including the Ajanta and Ellora caves and religious sites were closed. The curbs in Mumbai came just days after the city shut down schools, cinemas, malls and gyms, and also banned mass gatherings. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers outside the barricaded Siddhivinayak Temple. Along with the Siddhivinayak Temple, dozens of other monuments and museums including the Ajanta and Ellora caves and religious sites were closed. The curbs in Mumbai came just days after the city shut down schools, cinemas, malls and gyms, and also banned mass gatherings. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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A deserted Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday. India expanded travel restrictions on Monday, banning passengers from countries of the European Union and European Free Trade Association, Turkey and the United Kingdom - including its own citizens. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

A deserted Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday. India expanded travel restrictions on Monday, banning passengers from countries of the European Union and European Free Trade Association, Turkey and the United Kingdom - including its own citizens. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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A view of Sheetla Mata Mandir in Gurugram where the ongoing Chaitra mela was suspended. In Haryana, there are 16 cases, which include 14 foreign nationals getting treatment at a Gurugram hospital. MNCs, IT firms, industries, BPOs, corporate offices in Gurugram district have been advised to allow their employees to work from their home till March 31. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

A view of Sheetla Mata Mandir in Gurugram where the ongoing Chaitra mela was suspended. In Haryana, there are 16 cases, which include 14 foreign nationals getting treatment at a Gurugram hospital. MNCs, IT firms, industries, BPOs, corporate offices in Gurugram district have been advised to allow their employees to work from their home till March 31. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

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Cineplex staff wearing face masks walk past the entrance of the Devi Cineplex closed amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Chennai. Educational institutes, cinema halls and weekly markets have been suspended for various durations across several states in the country, (Arun Sankar / AFP)

Cineplex staff wearing face masks walk past the entrance of the Devi Cineplex closed amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Chennai. Educational institutes, cinema halls and weekly markets have been suspended for various durations across several states in the country, (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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