Cinema halls within the state can function with one hundred pc occupancy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced on Friday. Talking at a digital occasion to inaugurate the sixth Kolkata Worldwide Movie Competition (KIFF), Mamata stated cinema halls could have adhere to all Covid security guidelines.
The CM, whereas delivering her inaugural deal with from state secretariat Nabanna, requested the cinema corridor house owners to take care of all security protocols together with common sanitisation of the theatres.
Mamata’s announcement got here a day after the Centre raised objections over an identical order of full occupancy of cinema halls issued by the Tamil Nadu authorities. The state authorities was requested to take again the order.
In a letter to the Tamil Nadu authorities, Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla has said that the ‘unlock’ pointers set by the Centre shouldn’t be diluted. The most recent pointers will likely be in place until January 31, the Union House Minister had stated.
Mamata’s announcement is more likely to set off a recent spherical of tussle between the Trinamool Congress authorities within the state and the Centre forward of the Meeting polls scheduled to be held in April/Could.