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    Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1: Mamata Banerjee

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    Cinema halls and open air theatres will be allowed to operate in West Bengal from October 1 with limited number of participants, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday.

    Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1: Mamata Banerjee

    She also said musical, dance and magic shows would be permitted in the state from next month.

    “To return to normalcy, Jatras, Plays, OATs, Cinemas and all musical, dance, recital and magic shows shall be allowed to function with 50 participants or less from October 1, subject to adherence to physical distancing norms, wearing of masks and compliance to precautionary protocols,” the chief minister said on Twitter.

    Cinema halls have remained shut since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began in late March.