A group, calling itself National Film Authority – Action Group (NFA-AG), has called on the government to consider the reopening of cinemas in the country as it eases Covid-19 restriction.
The group says that the reopening is necessary so that the film industry can “kick start its process of recovery after the COVID-19 outbreak brought productions to a standstill.
The group adds that cinemas are better equipped to handle and promote Covid-19 safety protocols than open bars and other public facilities that have been given permission to reopen.
In a petition to the President through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the group said that “we have carefully evaluated the potential spread of the virus at our cinemas and the attached risk assessment shows the residual rating as safe for reopening.”
The group has proposed adopting an online booking system that will allow them to trace patrons of the cinemas.
Story by: Nana Abena Grant | universnewsroom.com