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Gov’t eases restrictions on Cinemas, Theatres

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At long last, filmmakers and other entertainers would be able to host their events, after a year of being restricted per the COVID-19 protocols.

This comes after announcements that an engagement with stakeholders in the industry was ongoing.

Even though the restrictions have been eased, there are some conditions to be fulfilled.

In a press release signed by the CEO, Akwasi Agyeman, the GTA stated that the decision to ease the restrictions is an outcome of engagements with the Ghana Health Service, the National Covid-19 taskforce and other stakeholders.

The statement said owners of cinemas and theatres are however required to apply for operational permit with the GTA before they can open their premises.

“This permit will be issued after a team of inspectors have assessed the facility and satisficed themselves that measures have been put in place to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 safety protocols. Kindly note that the permit once issued can be withdrawn as a result of non-compliance with operational guidelines” part of the statement reads.

This comes after numerous stakeholders in the industry, especially filmmakers, expressed concern about the continuous closure of the cinemas and theatres, as it has impoverished them.

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