From Monday, theaters in Delhi can operate at 50% occupancy

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Cinema Hall (Image: Pixabay)
Cinema Hall (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : In Delhi, cinema halls, theaters and multiplexes will be allowed to operate at 50% occupancy from Monday; metro trains will be allowed to operate at full capacity, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said in an order on Saturday, 24 July.

Intra-state bus service has also been allowed with 100 percent seating capacity. However, passengers should board the bus from the rear door and exit from the front door. No passenger is allowed to stand.

The gathering cap at weddings, funerals has been raised from the present 50 people to 100. Spas have been allowed to open but with strict adherence to COVID protocol.

Auditoriums and assembly halls, too, can open but with 50 percent seating capacity.

The relaxations have come after the number of daily cases and positivity rate have been dipping in the national capital. On Friday, 23 July, Delhi reported 58 new cases, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 percent.