Cinemas, live shows in NRP Phase 1 states to resume Thursday

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Theatre performances, musicals, music and comedy shows (pre-registered) will also be allowed to resume from this Thursday (Sept 9) at 30% capacity of the premises comprising fully vaccinated individuals, announced Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement today.

For the creative arts sector, this news of allowing a limited live audience is a small step in the long road to recovery ahead, with performance arts venues and theatres shut since early early May due to pandemic restrictions and various lockdowns nationwide.

“This decision is among the government’s ongoing efforts to stimulate the economic viability of artistes and the creative industry,” said the Prime Minister, adding that the artistes themselves, as well as industry workers, should also be fully vaccinated.

Art exhibition activities in exhibition halls, museums and art galleries (by appointment) are also allowed to resume at 30% capacity comprising those fully vaccinated.

The Prime Minister also said the relaxation also involved the development and broadcasting of creative content through recordings or live broadcasts.

The relaxation was made based on the decision by the Covid-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee today, which also allowed live or recorded shows in the presence of a fully vaccinated audience filling only about 30% of the studio space. – Bernama

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