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Karnataka Govt allows reopening of theatres

Bengaluru: Theatres across Karnataka are set to reopen on Monday after a gap of three months following the government’s announcement to further relax Covid-19 curbs.

According to an order issued by Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, “Cinema halls/multiplexes/theatres/rangamandiras/auditoriums and similar places (are) permitted to open at a maximum bof 50pc of seating capacity (by) strictly adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour and SOPs issued by the concerned departments.”

The night curfew duration, which was earlier in place between 9 pm to 6 am, has now been reduced to 10 pm-5 am.

Revenue Minister R Ashoka told reporters that the lockdown was being relaxed further to help those affected by the restrictions in the past few months. “This will help people, especially those from theatre and film industry,” he said.

The government will allow prayers and other rituals to be performed at temples, provided Covid protocols are followed, he said.

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