Govt stays firm on stand to shut theatres in category ‘C’ districts

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Kochi: Kerala government informed the High Court that theatres cannot be allowed to open in category ‘C’ districts with high spread of Covid 19.

The theatres are not like malls where the audience sit for over 2 hours continuously in the same place. This will intensify the pandemic spread. The explanation note filed by the senior government pleader V Manu reported that the functioning of gyms and swimming pools can also worsen the situation. Even the regular classes in colleges, excluding that of final year students, have been halted in the state.

The government submitted an explanation sought by the High Court in relation to the petition filed by Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK) against the government’s order banning theatres in category ‘C’ districts. A detailed hearing of the petition will be carried out on Wednesday.

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