Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday requested movie and tv producers, who demanded an extension of the length of shootings past the 4 pm deadline, to coordinate with the police in regards to the place and timing of their shooting schedules in and round Mumbai.
Addressing members of the Film Producers Guild just about, the CM advised them to make sure that common COVID-19 detection checks are performed, pointers adopted, and vaccination of cinema artistes and staff is expedited.
Filmmakers Rakyesh Om Prakash Mehra, Ritesh Sidhwani, Nagraj Manjule, Subodh Bhave, Ravi Jadhav amongst others participated in the assembly, additionally attended by Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale and members of the state COVID-19 activity power.
The Guild sought an extension of the length of shootings past 4 pm and guaranteed that they’d proceed to observe the COVD-19 norms, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) mentioned in a press release.
The CM advised them that Maharashtra is among the many states the place the variety of new infections is just not coming down. Despite a bio bubble system for sports activities occasions, there’s a unfold of coronavirus, the discharge quoted the CM as saying.
Thackeray mentioned the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities is treading cautiously on stress-free the restrictions as the first concern is the welfare and well being of residents.
“Mumbai Police will seek details of the shooting locations and timings. A nodal officer should be appointed to ensure all COVID-19 rules are followed,” the CM mentioned.
Maharashtra on Friday reported 7,761 new COVID-19 circumstances and 167 deaths which took the state’s an infection tally to 61,97,018 and the dying toll to 1,26,727, as per the well being division.