In a press conference held by Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan as a part of Covid-19 review, it was made clear that the theatres in Kerala to re-open from the 1 year long shut down. This will come into effect from January 5, 2021. People will only be allowed in half, CM said. The theatres will give out only half of the total seat tickets to people coming for the movies. CM has made it clear that all the given covid protocols must be followed strictly and the theatres failing to do so will have to go through strict actions from the government.
This decision was made as the theatres are being closed now in Kerala for almost a year. And people working in this field are really in crisis. Hence the decision was announced on Friday with all restrictions the cinema halls can be opened. It was strictly mentioned that the cinema halls must be fumigated during given strict time intervals with respect to people’s safety.
The Chief Minister also said that the festivals and artistic activities associated with places of worship can begin from January 5, subject to restrictions. The number of people must be precisely controlled. Police officers and sectoral magistrates will have to ensure that. A maximum of 100 people will be allowed indoor and a maximum of 200 in the outdoor for religious festivals, cultural events and art events. Exhibition halls will be allowed with restrictions. Sports training will be allowed. The CM also said that hostels for SC and ST students would be kept open with restrictions.