New York City cinema to reopen on March 5

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    Masks, social distancing and low capacity guidelines will be implemented

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that theaters in New York City will reopen on March 5, connecting the city with the rest of the state.

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    The statement today (22 February) confirmed that the locations would only be allowed to reopen at a capacity of 25 percent, however, there are no more than 50 people per screen, and both the mask and social distinction are mandatory, according to time limit.

    Although guidelines related to air filtration and purification standards will be followed, officials at Cuomo’s press briefing today said that coronovirus testing would not be required, as is the case for areas including Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center this month. May open again.

    A view of the Barclays Center in New York. Credit: Alexey Rosenfeld / Getty Images

    The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) issued a statement saying that it is possible for cinemas across the country to operate safely and responsibly in high capacity limits for several months without a single outbreak of COVID is. -19 is being shown in theaters. “

    “New York City is a major market for filmmaking in the US; Reopening there gives film distributors the confidence to set and hold their theatrical release dates, and is an important step in the recovery of the entire industry. We hope to expand capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent in the near future so that theaters can function in a beneficial manner.

    Stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 people or more will be allowed to reopen in New York City from tomorrow (February 23).

    According to Cuomo, Venues can run with a capacity of 10 percent, although all fans and employees planning to attend an event must provide a negative PCR test before 72 hours.

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