Due to a steep rise in the Covid 19 cases, the Karnataka Government has decided to restrict the screening in theaters for 50 percent occupancy with effect from the 06th to 19th of January.
Covid cases have been increasing day by day and last week the Delhi Government had announced that the cinema halls will be closed down until everything is back to normalcy. Haryana Government has also that screening will be stopped in five districts. Many other states where there is an increase in Covid cases is also likely to follow in the same footsteps.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Government led by Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai met experts from various fields and discussed in detail about the precautions to be taken to control Covid. The Government has decided to mull tough rules and one among them is to allow only 50 percent of audience in theaters.
The Government has imposed 50 percent occupancy rule in Karnataka theaters for a period of 15 days with effect from 06th of January. After the stipulated period, if everything comes to control, then the Government may allow 100 percent occupancy or continue with the same, if not in control.