Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued standard operating procedures ahead of the proposed reopening of colleges and theaters. The Civic Authority has allowed the reopening of banquets, single-screen theaters, auditoriums and drama theaters from October 22 with 50% seating.
In his last order issued on Monday, Municipal Commissioner Eshal said Indian Express That the civic body will implement state government guidelines for reopening theaters and auditoriums until further orders.
The state government has not made double vaccination for Covid-19 mandatory to enter theaters. Entry will be allowed when “Safe Status” is shown on Aarogya Setu App.
However, double vaccination is mandatory for employees such as guides, cleaners and food court staff. Actors and performers who perform live will also have to complete a vaccination course to be eligible.
In addition, the civic body said colleges in Mumbai will reopen with 50% student attendance from October 20. In its notification on Monday, BMC said all colleges are required to follow the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the University of Mumbai. This included the timing of staggered lectures, vaccination, and social distancing.
The civic body has also advised colleges to contact local department officers and arrange vaccination campaigns for students and staff so far to get one or both doses.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of cases among all Indian states since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in India early last year with nearly 6.6 million cases. It also reported the highest death toll at 1.4 lakh.
On Monday, Mumbai reported 371 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths, bringing the total number of infections past 7.5 lakh. Mumbai has a total of 16,184 deaths. It has 5,723 active cases.
The country’s financial capital was able to vaccinate 97% of the eligible adult population with the first dose, while 55% received both doses. Mumbai provided 79,692 doses on Monday.