Indonesian capital starts pilot cinema reopening program

2021-09-16 11:05:18 GMT2021-09-16 19:05:18(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The administration of Indonesias's capital Jakarta on Thursday started conducting its pilot cinema reopening program as the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the city was declining, a city official said.

The Jakarta tourism agency's acting head Gumilar Ekalaya said all movie theatres in the city are now using a mobile application called PeduliLindungi for digital contact tracing to help control COVID-19.

The COVID-19 restrictions on public activities in Jakarta have been eased since a few weeks ago after a decline in the number of daily cases.

Shopping malls, restaurants and schools in the city have already reopened under tightened health protocols.

Movie theaters are required to conduct health screening procedures to their employees and moviegoers.

A cinema must be reopened with a maximum capacity of 50 percent and not allow those under 12 years old to enter. Eating and drinking are also prohibited inside a movie house. Enditem