Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus November 9, 10 Highlights: Theatres and multiplexes in TN to reopen from today with 50% capacity
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 9, 10 Highlights: Theatre owners and staff should ensure that touch-free hand sanitisers are installed and the halls are disinfected after every show. Those visiting theatres will be thermally scanned and should wear a mask at all times.
By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: November 11, 2020 9:32:21 am
A staff member disinfects a theatre hall in Chennai. (Twitter/@koushiktweets)
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News November 9, 10 Highlights: Theatres, cinemas and multiplexes across Tamil Nadu will resume operations from today, after nearly eight months since the lockdown began in the state. Theatres, cinema halls and multiplexes had suspended operations in March following the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent nation-wide lockdowns.
As per the SOP released by the Tamil Nadu government, theatres will be allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity. Theatre owners and staff should ensure that touch-free hand sanitisers are installed and the halls are disinfected after every show. Those visiting theatres will be thermally scanned and should wear a mask at all times. Seating must be arranged adhering to social distancing norms.
While no new releases have been planned for now, theatres will re-release old movies that were released last year and other box-office hits.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 2257 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 7,46,079. Among these, Chennai reported 585 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,05,419. Tamil Nadu recorded 18 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 11,362. Seventeen of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 2308 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,15,892.
As of Sunday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 18,825. Till date, 4,50,473 males, 2,95,573 females and 33 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,06,36,999 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 74,508 samples having been sent yesterday.
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