South Africa‘s cinemas, museums, theatres, galleries and libraries would soon be opened, said South African government on Tuesday.
Department of Sports, Art and Culture said in a statement that its minister Nkosinathi Mthethwa will soon issue directions on the reopening of cinemas and theatres subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
The directions will allow for the reopening of museums, galleries, libraries and archives subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and the above mentioned places must apply to the Minister within 14 days after publication of the directions.
“As passionate as we are about the advancement of the arts and culture sector, we are equally as committed to ensuring that lives come first,” said Mthethwa.
The government said they will send officials to monitor compliance with stated directives on health protocols and social distancing.