Fifty per cent occupancy, staggered present timings in multiplexes, social distancing, thermal screening and frequent sanitization are among the many pointers issued for operation of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes from October 15. They had been just lately allowed to renew operations below the Unlock 5 pointers.
Using the hashtag UnlockWithPrecautions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted a algorithm all cinema halls should observe to securely proceed their operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Cinema halls have remained shut for the last seven months. They are now opening from October 15. For safety of people, we have come out with SOPs to be followed,” Mr Javadekar stated.
Announced the Standard working procedures, SOP’s for cinema halls, multiplexes and many others. for screening of movies, as they reopen from 15th of October as per Ministry of Home Affairs pointers.#UnlockWithPrecautionspic.twitter.com/X1XZFZoDAT
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) October 6, 2020
Movie theatres and multiplexes, which have remained closed since March after Covid-necessitated lockdown was carried out throughout the nation, will resume operations from October 15 topic to compliance with new Covid-safety guidelines, the Centre stated right now.
Closed areas, together with cinema halls, have up to now been saved shut over considerations about crowding as India stays the second worst-hit nation on the planet with virtually 67 lakh circumstances.