The DDMA issued an order allowing full-seating capacity in cinema halls, theatres, and multiplexes from today. The number of people allowed to attend weddings and last rites has also been raised from 100 to 200.
Cinema halls, theatres, and multiplexes will now be allowed to reopen with full-seating capacity from Monday (November 1), as per an order by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). The new guideline also raised the number of people attending wedding functions and funerals from 100 to 200.
The order, issued by the DDMA on Friday, listed various allowed and restricted activities in view of Covid-19 pandemic in the city.
Movie theatres, multiplexed in the city were closed after a lockdown was imposed in April in view of second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. They were allowed to reopen with 50 per cent seating capacity in the last week of July.
The DDMA’s recent order has allowed cinema halls and theatre to reopen with 100 per cent seating capacity but stated that owners of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will be responsible for strict adherence to standard operating protocol (SOP) and official guidelines as well as Covid-appropriate behaviour at the premises.
Meanwhile, restaurants, bars, auditoriums, and assembly halls can operate with 50 per cent capacity.
Apart from this, DDMA also allowed all the authorised weekly markets in the city to reopen from November 1.
Delhi reopens school from today
Schools in Delhi reopened for all classes on Monday after remaining closed for 19 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the DDMA guidelines, only 50 per cent students will be allowed in a classroom. There will be mandatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, and alternate seating arrangement. Routine guest visits are to be avoided for the time being.