Cinema theatres, pubs to open to full capacity from Oct 1, 3 respectively

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Bengaluru, Sep 24: Finally, cinema theatres will be able to function by operating to full capacity from October 1. Pubs will also be allowed to open from October 3.

However, the relaxation is subject to the condition that it will apply to districts with less than 1% Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for Covid pandemic.

But there is a further catch: If the TPR exceeds 1% and is below 2% in districts, the cinema theatres in such districts can operate only up to 50% capacity.



Children and pregnant women will not be allowed entry.

Announcing the relaxations after a review of the Covid pandemic situation in the State, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai made it clear that entry to cinemas and pubs will be subject to the condition that the patrons should have taken at one dose of the Covid vaccine.

Cinemas and pubs will be closed fully if the positivity rate in the district goes beyond 2%, he warned.

The Chief Minister said night curfew will continue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. as it exists now.

"We will announce separate guidelines for Dasara festivities," Bommai said pointing out that the State’s TPR at present is 0.66%.

The Chief Minister said schools and colleges will be allowed to have 100% attendance for Classes VI to II, Pre-University.

Schools/colleges can be run for five days from Monday to Friday.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R Ashok, Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner Vanditha Sharma, Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Manjunath Prasad and other senior officials attended the Covid review meeting.

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 25 2021

    This is a recipe for disaster. The very fact that they are mixing school matters with cinema and pub shows the pathetic understanding of this government. People with selfish and vested interests put a little pressure and this Government starts dancing to their tune. Whatever good work is done is being undone by their hasty and short sighted decisions.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Very Happy News for all. Well done you our Authorities for the benefit of your own people ! THANKS ONCE AGAIN !!!

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  • Shreyas Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Thank God.... Our hard working scientists who developd vaccines and our proud PM who freely distributed the vaccines put our country in a dramatic bounce back. Really we are proud of you

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  • Richi, India meri jaan

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Corona go corona go corona Corona go corona go corona Chant this temple ,church and mosque in whole heartedly and this disease will go out of India .pls keep on praying for people's good health .may god bless all of us.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    once again exhibition of clueless, brainless and totally out of mind governance by BJP

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    This will give a big boost to Employment ...

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangagala Uru

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    Sanity prevails.

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