Cinema halls are finally set to reopen Thursday in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra after months of being shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes regular movie halls, theatres, and multiplexes outside containment zones.
They will, however, be allowed to function at only 50% capacity under the circumstances. No eatables will be allowed inside, a government notification issue today said.
This is apart from all the indoor stadiums, swimming pools and yoga institutes – again, outside containment zones – that will be allowed to function Thursday onwards, according to the notification. All these facilities will have to strictly observe social distancing and sanitisation norms.
“The SOP for the same will be issued by the cultural affairs department and local authorities,” the notification signed by Maharashtra Chief Secretary, Sanjay Kumar, said.