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Updated on: Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:11 PM IST

Omicron scare in Maharashtra: What are the new guidelines for cinema halls and theatres?

Omicron scare in Maharashtra: What are the new guidelines for cinema halls and theatres?  |

Omicron scare in Maharashtra: What are the new guidelines for cinema halls and theatres? |

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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Friday imposed a ban on assembly of more than five people from 9 pm to 6 am in view of rising cases of the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus. Not only night curfew, the Maharashtra govt has also imposed several new restrictions on gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities.

What are the new guidelines for cinema halls and theatres?

The guidelines for cinema halls and theatres haven't changed. They will continue to operate at 50% of the capacity.

Check out rest of the guidelines below:

The number of attendees in a closed hall for a wedding ceremony should not be more than 100 at a time and in open space this number should not be more than 250 or 25% of the capacity of this space whichever is less.

For other social, political, religious events also the number of attendees should not be more than 100 and in open space this number should not be more than 250 or 25% of the capacity of this space whichever is less.

In case of other functions, total number of attendees for closed spaces should not exceed 50% of the capacity and 25% of the capacity wherin seatings are not fixed and moveable. For such functions in open to sky spaces should not exceed 25% of the capacity.

In case of Sports Events/ Competitions, these may be held with number of spectators not exceeding 25% of the seating capacity of the venue.

Restaurants, Gymnasiums, Spas will continue to operate at 50% of the capacity.

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Published on: Friday, December 24, 2021, 09:04 PM IST
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