Maharashtra Government to ease curbs in 25 districts, relaxation to be given to theatres and cinema halls


There is some good news for the people of Maharashtra as the state government has decided to ease curbs in several districts in view of the declining COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope told reporters on Thursday (July 29) that these relaxations will be applicable in 25 districts across the state. The relaxations include theatres and cinema halls.

He told a news agency, “We've decided to give relaxation in restrictions in 25 districts. Relaxation will be given in functioning of shops, theaters, cinema halls, gyms. There would be restrictions in wedding functions etc, we would discourage using an air-conditioned hall.”

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However, he said that the Sunday restrictions will continue and fresh guidelines will be issued soon. Tope said, “Things will be open on Saturdays with limitations, Sunday restrictions to continue. Detailed guidelines in next 2-3 days. Hotels and shops timings will increase till 8-9 pm. But they need to ensure staff is fully vaccinated, they'll be allowed to function on 50% capacity.”

As per the current guidelines, people engaged in essential and emergency services as categorized by the government are allowed to travel in local trains. With Tope’s statement, it means that theatres and cinema halls will soon reopen and films could get a theatrical release.

(Source: Twitter)

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