In view of the coronavirus outbreak, all cinema halls across Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad will remain closed till March 31, the administrations of the two districts said on Sunday.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has also ordered the closure of all gymnasiums in the district. The orders will be effective immediately, according to official statements.
"All owners, operators and managers of cinema halls and gymnasiums in Gautam Buddh Nagar are directed to keep their facilities completely closed till March 31 in the public interest due to the situation caused by coronavirus," District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said.
He said non-compliance of the order will lead to legal proceedings against offenders.
Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said in case the situation vis-a-vis coronavirus improves before March 31, the closure order of cinema halls can be lifted.