A number of the single-screen theatres in Kolkata will shut down for an extended period since the city grapples with the next tide of this coronavirus, an industry official said on Thursday.
The alarming growth of COVID-19 cases in that the previous fourteen days driven lots of town’s single-screens to simply take this radical step for general security, a part of the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association clarified.
Single-screens like Navina, Menoka, Jaya, Ajanta and Orient are just one of those theatres downing their shutters from Friday, ” he clarified.
Screenings won’t be initiated until the specific situation works conducive to people to like a picture in a theater minus worries of illness,” he added.
“We haven’t some choice. We’d been chugging on even though bad footfall since October last year once the cinema halls re opened after lock down. The spike in COVID-19 instances is only one more blow. We can not afford to be unaware to the emerging position,” explained Satadeep Saha, the co-owner of Ajanta Cinema together side a multiplex series.
West Bengal on Wednesday (21 April) enrolled its biggest single-day spike of 10,784 fresh COVID-19 cases, that required the tally in their nation ,),956, medical department said in a publication. The death toll also increased to 10,710 after 5-8 new deaths were reported.
(Using inputs from Press Trust of India)