Cinema theatres, multiplexes and auditoriums to open from October 1

11:06 PM, Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

TheaterMangaluru : Cinema theatres, multiplexes and auditoriums in Dakshina Kannada district will be opened from Friday. However, the district administration has restricted entry of patrons to 50% of the seating capacity.

Deputy commissioner K V Rajendra said only those who have received at least one dose of vaccine will be allowed to enter such public places. There will be no entry for pregnant women and the elderly. Cinema theatres, multiplexes and auditoriums should compulsorily check the temperature of visitors using a thermal scanner. Hand sanitiser dispensers should be kept at all the entrance gates. After each show and programme, the management should clean the areas, including toilets, the DC said.


Meanwhile, the district administration has also given permission for pubs to open by following Covid-19 protocol from October 3. All restrictions in place at the inter-state borders will continue. Night curfew will be in force from 10pm to 5am, he added.
RT-PCR tests compulsory

Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) commissioner Akshy Sridhar said those who are working in malls, shopping complexes, restaurants, supermarkets and other public places should compulsorily undergo the RT-PCRT test once in 10 days. Students from other states should also undergo the test compulsorily, if they are returning from other states, and remain in quarantine. Hence, hostels, malls, shopping complexes, restaurants and supermarkets should cooperate with the health department by allowing Covid-19 tests in their premises, he said. Action under the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act will be initiated against violators, the commissioner warned.

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