KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Cinemas in states that are in Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity beginning Thursday (Sept 9), with only those who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination allowed to enter the halls.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement today said live performance activities such as theater, musicals, music and comedy shows (pre-registered) will also be allowed to resume at 30 per cent capacity of the premises comprising fully vaccinated individuals.

“This decision is among the government’s ongoing efforts to stimulate the economic viability of artistes and the creative industry,” he said, adding that the artistes themselves, as well as industry workers, should also be fully vaccinated.

Ismail Sabri said art exhibition activities in exhibition halls, museums and art galleries (by appointment) were also allowed to resume at 30 per cent capacity comprising those fully vaccinated.

He said the relaxation also involved the development and broadcasting of creative content through recordings or live broadcasts.


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