Omicron forces closure of all the galleries of the National Museum
In the latest move, the Ministry of Culture has decided to shut down all the galleries of the National Museum for all kinds of visitors till further order.
The Centre is taking a lot of precautionary measures to contain the spread of the new variant of the virus, Omicron. It has imposed a lot of restrictions and several popular public places have been shut down one after the other.
In the latest move, the Ministry of Culture has decided to shut down all the galleries of the National Museum for all kinds of visitors till further order. The Ministry has informed that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the emerging situation due to Omicron in India. The infection due to Omicron is rising in India and it seems that the country has entered into the third wave.
In a statement released on January 5, the Ministry of Culture said, “National Museum, New Delhi is a prime cultural institution of India under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. In view of the evolving situation due to spread of Covid-19 pandemic and as per the order vide No.60/DDMA/Covid-19/2021/500 dated 28-12-2021, issued by the Government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi Disaster Management Act 2005, all the galleries of National Museum shall remain closed for visitors from (today) 5th January , 2022 till further order in public interest.”
It added, “However, all the departments of the National Museum will remain open as per DoPT, GoI’s order and all protocols of Covid-19 will be followed.”
The decision has been taken so that the visitors who gather in huge numbers should not infect each other and become super spreaders.