Letter to the Editor
Reopening of screens
It is welcome to note that the Union Government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 for cinema halls and theatres.
The SOP clarifies that all COVID-related safety standards must be continued inside the premises. The General Guidelines specify that respiratory etiquettes must be followed, including the use of face masks, the adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet to adhere outside the auditoriums, common areas, and waiting areas at all times, spitting will be prohibited and usage of Aarogya Setu app will be promoted.
The SOP promotes the usage of contactless digital transactions for payments for tickets, food, and beverages, etc. Ensure suitable arrangements to avoid crowding at the sale counters. After a long break, it seems to be good for the film industry and also for cinema fans. Hope that everyone should follow the COVID safeguards strictly by enjoying new movies.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)