Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, and yoga centers in Karnataka will be able to operate at full capacity beginning Saturday (February 5), nearly a month after being ordered to do so due to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Karnataka government has decided to allow these facilities to continue at full capacity due to a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and a low hospitalization rate.
The Karnataka Chief Minister met with the Health and Family Welfare Minister and health specialists on February 4 and resolved this issue. These facilities would have to follow the COVID-19 guidelines, which they would have to follow. Only people who have received two doses of the pandemic vaccine would be permitted to visit movie theaters, gyms, swimming pools, and yoga classes.
Eating inside cinema halls has been prohibited. When watching movies in cinemas, people are required to wear masks. The film industry has demanded that the government allow theaters to run at full capacity, claiming that the business has suffered significant losses as a result of pandemic-related limitations. Hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants were previously authorized to operate at maximum capacity.