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Delhi to reopen cinema halls, theaters with 100% capacity from Nov 1

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Delhi to reopen cinema halls, theaters with 100% capacity from Nov 1

The Delhi government on Friday announced that all cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes are allowed to reopen with 100 pc seating capacity from November 1 amid low daily fresh COVID-19 cases. 

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) also said Chhath Puja celebrations will be allowed at designated sites in the city except for the banks of the Yamuna river.

The directions were issued in an order released on Friday.

“The celebration of Chhath Pooja during the month of November shall be allowed only at designated sites outside containment zones with requisite permission from the district magistrate. No site shall be designated on the bank of river Yamuna,” the DDMA order said.

The DDMA had on Tuesday given its nod to allow Chhath Puja in Delhi. The authority further said designated sites shall be identified and managed by the respective district magistrate in coordination with concerned departments agencies.   

Chhath, celebrated after Diwali by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, involves the offering of  ‘Arghya’ by fasting women to the Sun god in knee-deep water.

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