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Nagaland govt permits Theatres, Parks, Museums, etc to open with SOPs

Nagaland govt permits Theatres, Parks, Museums, etc to open with SOPs

Kohima, December 21 (NEx): The Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, IAS, through an order permitted the opening of Cinema Halls/ Multiplexes/ Theatres, Entertainment Parks, outdoor parks, recreation areas, B to B Exhibitions, Museums and art galleries, Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ political/ religious functions, with immediate effect outside the Containment Zones in the State of Nagaland with required SOPs for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The following order was issued today, in partial modification of the consolidated guidelines on lockdown measures issued on September 30, 2020, and in pursuance of the decision taken by the High Powered Committee in the meeting held on December 18, 2020. SOPs as Annexures I, II, III, IV are also issued alongwith the order.

(a) Cinema Halls/ Multiplexes/ Theatres are permitted to open with 50% of their sitting capacity subject to strict adherence to the provisions of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

(b) Entertainment Parks, outdoor parks, recreation areas and similar places are permitted to open subject to strict adherence to the provisions of the SOP for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

(c) Business to Business Exhibitions are permitted to open subject to strict adherence to the provisions of the SOP for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

(d) Museums, exhibitions and art galleries are allowed to open subject to strict adherence to the provisions of SOP for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

(e) Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ political/ religious functions and beyond the present limit of 100 persons is permitted outside the congregations Containment Zones, and subject to the following conditions:

a. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50% with a ceiling of 200 persons. Wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing, provision of thermal screening and use of hand wash or sanitizer will be mandatory.

b. In open spaces, keeping the size of the ground/space in view and with strict observance of social distancing, mandatory wearing of face masks, provision of thermal screening and hand wash or sanitizer.

2. In view of the increase in the limit for gatherings and congregations, and the need for relaxing the timing of opening or any religious place/place of worship, the Order issued on June 10, 2020 regarding opening of religious places/places of worship shall stand modified as under:

*The number of persons to be allowed in any religious place/place of worship at any point of time should not be more than 200 or 50 % of the capacity of that building/place, whichever is lower.

*The timings for the opening and closing of any religious place/place of worship may be decided as per requirements by the trustee/management concerned.