Malaysian Cinemas Will Open Starting 1 July With a Limit of 250 People


Here’s the announcement all movie buffs are waiting for!

Cinemas are about to be back in business, they can begin reopening from 1 July, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The decision was made during a special ministerial meeting held today, as reported by New Straits Times.

“We have agreed to allow the re-opening of cinemas, theatres, as well as live events. These activities, however, must only be held in closed halls,” he said.

He also said that strict SOPs must be followed through and with a limit of 250 people at one time at large venues, and with a smaller capacity limit for smaller venues.

Other SOPs such as checking temperatures, wearing of face masks, the use of hand sanitiser, and registering names will also apply.

In Sabah, cinemas were allowed to open since last week but operators have yet to reopen.

Although it’s great news that movie buffs may now enjoy upcoming movie releases this year, health authorities continue to recommend avoiding massive crowds and taking safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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