Movie theatres in Delhi to reopen from October 15: Arvind Kejriwal

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Sanitization of movie theaters
Sanitization of movie theaters

New Delhi : In a new development, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced the reopening of movie theatres and weekly markets in the national capital.

Mr. Kejriwal announced that weekly markets can start operating instantly while the movie theatres will be allowed to operate from October 15 onwards, adding that the guidelines set by the government must be followed by both.

"Now all weekly markets in Delhi will be opened. Till now only two markets per zone were allowed. Poor people will get a lot of relief from the markets being reopened. Cinema halls will also open from October 15. They have to follow guidelines issued by the centre," Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

Last week, in Unlock 5 guidelines, the Centre had issued SOPs for reopening of movie theatres. 

Movie theatres can operate at 50 per cent seating capacity and with staggered show timings, thermal screening for customers and adequate protective gear for staff, the centre said in its SOPs (standard operating procedures).

Weekly markets in the national capital had reopened on a trial basis in August. Coinciding with the reopening of hotels in non-containment zones of the city, they were initially limited to one per zone between August 24 and 30.