Bhubaneswar: In its Unlock guidelines issued for the month of March, the Odisha government today allowed holding of Jatras/Operas/Open Air Theatres with strict compliance of Covid protocols and necessary permission from local administration subject to a ceiling of 2000 persons.
As per the Unlock guidelines issued by the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC’s) office today for the month of March Open Air Theatres/ Jatras /Operas shall be permitted by the local authorities (District Magistrate/ Municipal Commissioner or any other officer authorized) subject to compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols such as mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, provision of thermal scanning, etc.
Keeping the size of the ground/ space in view, appropriate number of persons (subject to a ceiling of 2000 persons)will be allowed ensuring maintenance of prescribed physical distancing norm i.e., maintaining a distance of 6 feet from each other and the seating arrangement shall be made accordingly, the guidelines said.
Persons with Influenza like Infection (ILI)/ Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI)/ COVID-19 like symptoms shall not be allowed, it added.
The guidelines say that as far as possible, facility for online booking of tickets may be arranged by the organizers and sufficient number of counters shall be opened to prevent crowding during physical booking of tickets. Facility of advance booking online as well as through counters may also be organized.
The organizers shall be responsible for due compliance of these norms/ conditions, the guidelines add.