In a significant development in Karnataka amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state movie theaters and auditoriums will be allowed to operate at full capacity from October 1, months after operating at half capacity. However, at least one dose of the vaccine is mandatory for people going to movie theaters.
The state government has asked theaters and auditoriums to operate at 100% from October 1 while meeting COVID-19 standards.
The guidelines mandate at least one dose of vaccine along with other social distancing standards.
The pubs were also allowed to operate from October 3.
A total of 789 new cases of COVID-19, 23 deaths and 1,050 recoveries have been reported in Karnataka in the past 24 hours, the state health department said on Friday.
Meanwhile, K Sudhakar, the state Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education has taken on the hypocrisy of the state Congress party. “It is unfortunate that the Congress Party has leaned so low that it does not hesitate to use the unfortunate death of the Covid victims to its political advantage,” he said.
The Congress party politicized the issue of handling Covid and made false allegations in the House yesterday, but did not have the decorum to listen to the state government’s response today, it said. he said on Friday.
(With ANI & IANS inputs)