As COVID-19 threat recedes, Beijing partially reopens movie theatres

As the COVID-19 threat is declining in Beijing, china’s capital on July 24 began partially reopening the movie theatres. It has been more than two weeks that Beijing has gone without any cases of local transmission, prompting authorities to lift restrictions.

The cinema halls in parts of the capital city that deemed to be at low risk of transmitting the infection began operating under the social distancing norms and other measures including booking the tickets in advance, keeping the attendance capped at 30 per cent and prohibiting the eating or drinking activities during the show. Also, it must be noted that most venues in the country, a temperature check and online travel record were mandated for entry.

It has been for around six months that cinema halls have been shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they began operating this week in major cities throughout the country.

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