Assam eases COVID-19 restrictions, allows movie theaters to reopen
The Assam government on Friday extended restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 with some relaxations such as reducing the length of the curfew and reopening theaters with 50% capacity.
Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said the relaxations, which will take effect immediately and remain imposed until further notice, have been authorized as fewer new cases are reported.
The nighttime curfew will be from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., instead of 9:00 p.m. earlier. Commercial establishments can stay open until 9 p.m., ” he told reporters.
Theaters can reopen with 50% capacity, but only a full audience will be allowed. Theaters can also be performed in permanent auditoriums with a capacity of 50%, provided that performers and spectators are fully vaccinated, he said.
Under the new directive, a maximum of 200 fully vaccinated people can attend meetings and wedding ceremonies in closed spaces with the permission of the Deputy Commissioner. In some places of worship, 60 people have been allowed, while 40 can enter others, he added.
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