- The government of India issues new guidelines to reopen cinemas/theaters/multiplexes from October 15, 2020.
- Govt. of India has permitted theaters to open up with 50% of their total seating capacity.
- The government of India has made this announcement as part of unlock5.
The Government of India has issued the new guidelines for the cinema halls and theaters to reopen from October 15, 2020.
According to the reports, the government of India has issued the new guidelines and has permitted the cinema halls/theaters/multiplexes to open up with 50% of their total seating capacity, For which the Standard operating procedure will be issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry shortly.
The government of India has made this announcement as part of unlock5 which includes the recreation of places such as entertainment parks, exhibitions, cinema halls, and others.
Furthermore, the Government of India has given the flexibility to states/UTs to decide the re-opening of educational institutions like schools, colleges, and coaching centers after October 15th with the parental agreement.
Other things like the re-opening of swimming pools, B2B exhibitions, water parks, museums, and similar places will be permitted to open from October 15, for which the SOP will be issued by the Information and Broadcasting ministry shortly.
The cinema halls, theaters, entertainment parks, schools, colleges, and other similar places had been closed since the starting of the COVID-19 lockdown announced in March by the Indian government.
Due to the lock in the theaters, many movie directors postponed the release date and some released their movies in the OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other similar platforms.
Meanwhile, Schools and Colleges are still closed, and waiting for the re-opening, the central government has given the flexibility to the states to decide the re-opening of the educational institutions after October 15.
Moreover, The central government has extended the lockdown in the cantonment zones till October 31, 2020.
According to the reports, Red zone and containment areas shall not be allowed for the re-opening of the institutions, theaters, and other similar places.
The government of India has the given flexibility to the states and union territories for the reopening of Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ religious/ political functions and other gatherings with a limit of 100 persons, outside COVID-19 containment zones.