The Telangana Government on the 25th of September, allowed bars and clubs to reopen in the State.
The announcement was made under the Unlock 4.0., in India amid the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, to improve economic conditions.
Earlier, the Karnataka Government and the Andhra Pradesh Government also decided to reopen pubs and bars with 50 % of seating capacity.
Now, days before the Unlock 4.0., is scheduled to end, the Telangana Government also approved bars and clubs to reopen.
However, the State Government issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for bars and clubs.
To ensure social distancing among the visitors, dance floors gatherings and music events are not allowed. The authorities would have to provide hand sanitizers to people and wearing masks is compulsory for bar staff and crew.
Meanwhile, all the customers will have to go through thermal or infrared screening at the entrance of bars.
The guideline also mentions that the entire bar premises should be cleaned and sanitized twice daily.
Currently, Telangana has 30,387 active cases of coronavirus, out of 1,81,627 confirmed cases so far. Over 1.5 patients have been recovered till now while 1,080 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19
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