The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) on Friday issued an order permitting full-seating capability in cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes, and in addition raised the variety of folks allowed to attend weddings and final rites from 100 to 200.
The order, itemizing numerous allowed and restricted actions due to the Covid pandemic, will come into impact from November 1.
It acknowledged that house owners of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will likely be accountable for strict adherence to straightforward working protocol (SOP), official pointers and Covid-appropriate behaviour on the premises.
“In case any violation is discovered, strict penal, legal motion shall be taken towards the proprietor of the restaurant, bar, cinemas, theatres and multiplexes,” stated the order.
Cinemas, theatres, multiplexes within the metropolis had been closed with the imposition of lockdown in April amid a raging second wave of Covid infections. They had been allowed to reopen with 50 per cent seating capability within the final week of July.
The order additionally allowed conferences and conferences in banquet halls of the town. Up to now, solely marriages and exhibitions had been allowed there.
The order permitted funeral and marriage-related gatherings with a ceiling of 200 folks. Through the Covid surge in April, attendance at funerals was scaled down to twenty whereas marriages had been permitted with the presence of fifty folks.
With enchancment within the Covid scenario, 100 folks had been allowed in each forms of gatherings.
All lessons in colleges may also resume from November 1 in keeping with the order. This resolution was taken in a gathering of DDMA earlier this week due to considerable enchancment within the Covid scenario within the metropolis. Senior lessons (9 to 12) had been restarted earlier with a most 50 per cent seating capability.
All social, political, sports activities, leisure, cultural, spiritual gatherings will stay prohibited. Nevertheless, festival-related gatherings will likely be allowed in keeping with the DDMA’s September 30 order.
Eating places and bars will proceed to open with a 50 per cent seating capability. Delhi Metro and public transport buses will ply with full seating capability however no standing passengers will likely be allowed, acknowledged the order.
All of the allowed and restricted actions will likely be permitted until the intervening night time of November 15-16 or until any additional orders, it added.