Monday, January 17, 2022

Drama theaters, auditoriums, other cultural programmes to resume in Maharashtra from November

Drama theatres and Auditoriums and other cultural programmes could resume in Maharashtra from November, as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has given in principle approval to open the drama theatres from 5th of November. Similarly, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said that the State Government will not increase the restrictions during the upcoming festive season, but may come out with harsh decisions on the very next day if any violation of COVID-19 protocol is seen anywhere in the state.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has given in principal approval to open the drama theatres and auditoriums and resume the cultural programmes from November 5 in the backdrop of the improving situation in the state. A delegation of Marathi theatre personalities and producers met him in Mumbai yesterday and sought permission to reopen the drama theatres. While considering their demand he gave in principal approval and made it clear that he will be compelled to impose lockdown if the oxygen demand crosses beyond 700 metric tonnes in the state. Speaking in another meeting Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also gave the similar assurance of not imposing strict restrictions during Ganesh Festival in the state. But at the same time appealed the people to avoid crowding and issued stern warning of  imposing strict restrictions immediately after the violation of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. He said that people should not forget that the global pandemic has not ended yet and they will have to follow the COVID- 19 protocols keeping this in mind.


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