Official: Theatres in Kerala will not reopen

With the revised guidelines of the Maharashtra government, cinemas, theatres, multiplexes will not be opened in the state. In Kerala, Covid-19 cases have not been declining despite the state government following the protocols.

As per the Columnist and Writer Sreedhar Pillai, Kerala Minister in charge of Culture, Saji Cherian made an official statement that theatres will not be re-opened immediately. It will take more time. The theatres, multiplexes in Kerala will be opened whenever the TPR falls below 8%.

At Present, the test positivity rate in Kerala has come down to 14.49% from 15.91%. As per the WHO guidelines, theatres will be allowed to open only when TPR registers below 5%.

The AIIMS and some scientists of WHO also warned the states to curb relaxations when the weekly positivity rate is under or equal to 2%. Until they warned the states to be vigilant over Covid-19.

Covid continues to rage in Kerala with 23,500 cases registered on Wednesday, while the only saving grace was that the daily test positivity rate fell from 15.91% to 14.49%. As per the state government, Kerala reports 23,500 fresh COVID-19 cases and the infection tally climbs to 36,10,193, death toll mounts to 18,120 with 116 new fatalities. The active caseload is 1,75,957.

On the other hand, Shops, markets, banks, offices, factories, tourist spaces, and other, financial, commercial, and industrial establishments in Kerala can presently function 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday.

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