The Ministery of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new Covid-19 Guidelines which will be in force from 1st February. Cinema halls and theaters were only allowed to open with 50% seating capacity but now they are allowed to have higher seating capacity. Swimming pools were only allowed to open for sportspersons and now they are open for everyone. The updated standard operating procedure (SOP) had been issued among a steady decline in Covid cases in the nation.
The Government has said “Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings have already been permitted up to a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, with a ceiling of 200 persons in closed spaces; and keeping of the size of the ground/ space in the view, in open spaces. Now such gatherings will be allowed subject to SOP of the State/ UT concerned.”