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Covid flip-flop: After theatres, gyms get govt ‘reprieve’


Private gyms, which were ordered shut, can now function with 50% capacity


After relaxing the latest Covid-19 rule for the film industry and allowing 100% seating capacity in cinema theatres till April 7, the state government has shown it’s ‘Covid flexibility’ yet again by lifting the shutdown of private gyms and allowing them to function with 50% capacity.

Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar issued a revised order on Sunday evening allowing gym owners to stay open and function with 50% capacity.

‘Pleas to CM’

The order reads: “In the (earlier) order, clause 6, gyms were ordered closed. A number of representations were received by the Hon’ble Chief Minister to relax this restriction with certain conditions. It is now decided to modify this clause relating to gyms. Gyms will be allowed to remain open on condition that:

• The occupancy at any time does not exceed 50% of the capacity.
• Strict Covid-appropriate behaviour like ensuring wearing of masks, physical distancing, and provision of hand sanitiser shall be enforced.
• The equipment shall be sanitised after every use.
• If there is any violation, the gym will be closed until the Covid pandemic is over.

Also Read: Trailer to lockdown? Govt issues tighter curbs till April 20 https://thebengalurulive.com/trailer-to-lockdown-govt-issues-tighter-curbs-till-april-20/

Also Read: Bengaluru could have 6,500 daily Covid cases by April 20: Expert https://thebengalurulive.com/bengaluru-could-have-6500-daily-covid-cases-by-april-20-expert/


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