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Theatres In Tamil Nadu Open With 100% Occupancy

News Link: Theatres In Tamil Nadu Open With 100% Occupancy – By MK (Editor)

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday permitted theatres in the state to increase their seating capacity to 100%. It is from existing 50% following an earlier request from the theatre owners’ association. The state government also said that the existing standard operating procedures (SOP) would be followed regarding operations of theatres.

Earlier, a representation of theatre owners association in the state met with the government. And requested to increase the seating capacity at theatres. The body has cited the decrease in daily Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu. The announcement has also come a week after Tamil actor Vijay met with chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The actor’s upcoming movie Master is expected to release during the Pongal festival. The actor is speculated to have requested the CM to increase the seating capacity in theatres.

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Another Tamil actor Silambarasan’s upcoming movie is also expecting release during the same time. He has also requested the state government to increase the seating capacity in theatres earlier. He had said that the theatres need to function again for the recovery of the artists and other people working in the industry.

Theatres were open in the state from November 10, 2020. And were operating at 50 per cent seating capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions, as per directions from the ministry of home affairs.

The move has invited criticism in social media with users expressing concern about the risk of Covid-19 spreading. Political analyst Dr Sumanth Raman in a tweet said, “Extremely unwise decision. Hope people are more sensible and stay away. 2.5 hours in a closed room with hundred others at close range is a text book super spreader situation. #covid.”

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News Link: Theatres In Tamil Nadu Open With 100% Occupancy – By MK (Editor)

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