The cinemas in India have been reopened with few older titles on the marquee and shows limited to half the capacity. The theaters reopened at a time when India’s confirmed coronavirus tally surpassed 7.3 million. And the country is witnessing the highest number of daily cases globally, and is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country in the coming weeks, surpassing the U.S.
Around 10,000 theaters closed in mid-March amid the lockdown due to pandemic. Now, they have been opened but they still possess high risk as the voronavitu can be spread easily in closed spaces.
In order to minimise the danger, the seats can be separated. The show timings will be staggered and digital payments will be encouraged to avoid physical touch. The guidelines will be followed to wear masks and temperature will be checked.
Gagan Kapur, regional head of the PVR Cinemas in New Delhi said in a statement , “We have put everything into place, maybe more than what has been prescribed. The entire cinema touch points have been provided with anti-microbial films.”
Though the authorities in states like Mumbai have not reopened the cinemas as the state is witnessing nearly 37% of the country’s COVID-19 fatalities.
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