Even though schools and colleges in Telangana have shut down temporarily
due to rising cases of Covid-19, Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav today clarified that the film theatres in the state would not be closed down.
Speaking on the matter at the Telangana Assembly during today's Budget session, Yadav said, "Though there are many rumours that the state's film theatres will stop functioning temporarily, the government is in favour of keeping the theatres open. Of course, they will be expected to follow all the required safety protocols."
The minister then urged the people of the state not to believe in any rumours about the closure of the theatres on social media, and also encouraged them to practice all the Covid-19 preventive measures.
"The government is conducting an inoculation drive for the high-risk demographic in the state and they will all receive the injection soon. We are fully prepared to battle the pandemic situation should there be a resurgence. We are also taking all the precautions to avoid such an event. Then, there is no reason to shut down the theatres as long as they follow all the necessary guidelines. However, it is important that the people too do their bit to contain the spread of Covid-19. I appeal to all to continue to wear masks, sanitise their hands regularly, and maintain social distancing," he said.