New Delhi: In what comes as a constructive information for the movie distributors and theatre house owners, the Union House Ministry has allowed the cinema halls to function at one hundred pc seating capability from February 1 onwards.
In tune with the identical, the Union Info and Broadcasting Ministry additionally acknowledged that seating association contained in the auditorium of the cinemas, theatres and multiplexes is to be allowed as much as one hundred pc seating capability from the present 50 p.c since October final 12 months.
The Info and Broadcasting Ministry additionally issued a brand new set of SOPs, together with sufficient bodily distancing of at the least six toes to be adopted exterior the auditoriums, widespread areas and ready areas always, for the cinema halls and theatres to forestall the unfold of the novel Covid-19.
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The opposite pointers issued by the Info and Broadcasting Ministry embody using face covers/masks to be made necessary always and availability of hand sanitizers, ideally within the touch-free mode, at entry and exit factors in addition to widespread areas inside the premises.
The Info and Broadcasting Ministry has additionally mentioned that respiratory etiquettes have to be strictly adopted, including this entails strict observe of masking one’s mouth and nostril whereas coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues correctly.
“Self-monitoring of well being by all and reporting any sickness on the earliest to state and district helpline.
Spitting shall be strictly prohibited. Set up and use of Aarogya Setu App shall be suggested to all,” add the opposite pointers.
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The Producers Guild of India welcomed the choice.
“We welcome the choice of @MIB_India to permit 100% capability in cinemas from February 1 and lengthen our honest gratitude to Honourable @PrakashJavdekar ji and everybody concerned in facilitating this essential step in our trade’s restoration,” the Producers Guild of India mentioned on Twitter.
We welcome the choice of @MIB_India to permit 100% capability in cinemas from February 1 and lengthen our honest gratitude to Honourable @PrakashJavdekar ji and everybody concerned in facilitating this essential step in our trade’s restoration
— Producers Guild of India (@producers_guild) January 30, 2021