Can’t dilute Covid protocols, follow 50 per cent cap on theatre occupancy: Centre tells TN govt


The Central authorities on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu authorities to revoke its order growing the seating capability in cinema halls from present 50 per cent to 100 per cent. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a letter reminding the state authorities that it can’t dilute the covid security protocols issued by the Centre.

The letter additionally urges the state authorities to right away withdraw its order permitting 100 per cent occupancy in theatres.

Last week, the Tamil Nadu authorities revised the covid protocol for theatres which was seen as a major aid to the Tamil movie trade in view of Vijay’s upcoming film Master, which is because of open in cinemas on January 13. Also, Simbu’s Eeswaran will hit the screens on January 14.

It is value noting that the choice was made days after Vijay met Chief Minister Edappadi Okay. Palaniswami and requested the identical.

While most trade members welcomed the transfer, there have been additionally sturdy objections from individuals from totally different walks of life.

The Telugu movie producers even cited the Tamil Nadu authorities’s determination whereas requesting their respective governments to permit 100 per cent occupancy.

It stays to be seen whether or not or not the makers of Master go forward with Pongal launch, when the state authorities brings again the 50 per cent cap on occupancy.


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