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Popular New York art museum reopens for the public this weekend

Aug 28, 2020 12:10 IST

For the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak rocked New York City, one of its biggest art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side of Manhattan opened to members on Thursday. It will officially open for the general public on the 29th of August and only 7,500 visitors will be allowed per day. On a typical day at this time of the year, the museum would welcome 30,000 people a day on an average. A range of precautions have been put in place, including mandatory masks, reservation of tickets and reduced visiting hours among other things. The Met is reopening with new exhibits, including 'Making the Met' that sheds light on the 'museum's most significant acquisitions' in the past 150 years.

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