Kerala set to open cinema theatres from January 5 with 50 per cent seating capacity.
COVID-19 protocols will be put in place for the visitors.
The state reported 4,991 new coronavirus infections, 5,153 recoveries and 23 deaths on new year’s day, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
A total number of active cases in Kerala now stands at 65,054.
Theatres were shut across India ever since the COVID-19 lockdown on March 25, 2020.
On October 15, theatres, multiplexes and cinema halls opened in Karnataka with strict COVID-19 protocols in place and 50 percent capacity. Also, in Tamil Nadu, the state government issued an order allowing theatres to reopen from November 10.