Corona virus has been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization as nearly more than 1,20,000 people have been found infected with it and more than 4,000 have lost their lives worldwide.
Corona virus in India
Corona virus has been spreading in India as well and till now, 75 people have been found infected with it. While the government is taking steps to contain the disease, the citizens should also take precautions and avoid going to crowded places, wash their hands regularly and use alcohol based sanitizers.
Effect on Bollywood
Corona virus scare will definitely affect Bollywood as the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has implemented the provisions of Epidemic Act and has issued the order of closing the cinema halls till March 31. Also read about, Rohman Shawl, Naveen Polishetty.
As Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) are among the biggest markets of the movies, this decision will certainly had an adverse impact on the flicks like Akshay Kumar starrer “Sooryavanshi” which is slated to release on March 24 and Irrfan Khan starrer “Angrezi Medium” that is going to hit the theatres tomorrow (March 13).
Bollywood and international markets
The trade analysts are of the opinion that corona virus scare will also affect the overseas business of the films as Middle-East, North America and Australia are pretty important markets and they contribute hugely in the collections of Hindi movies.
Postponing the release date
The release dates of some movies may get shifted now because releasing a movie in such an environment is certainly not advisable. Even if the cinema halls are operational, people will still avoid visiting the theatres as they are very crowded.
Corona virus has been trending for a long time now and here are some tweets in regard to Arvind Kejriwal’s decision:
Delhi govt has declared Coronavirus an epidemic. We need to exercise abundant caution to contain the disease. All cinema halls, schools, colleges in Delhi will be shut until 31st March, but exams will continue as scheduled. People are advised to stay away from public gatherings. pic.twitter.com/2vHyinNKAP
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 12, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: All cinema halls to remain shut in Delhi till 31st March. Schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed. #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/pbuB1JNFnW
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2020
#CoronaVirus declared as an epidemic in Delhi
● Cinema halls in Delhi to remain shut till March 31.
● All schools and colleges in Delhi except in those where exams are on to remain closed till March 31.
● Disinfecting all public places, Govt & Pvt offices made compulsory. pic.twitter.com/LDFspoDowb
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) March 12, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: All cinema halls to remain shut in Delhi till 31st March. Schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed. #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/Tsn3B25skm
— Manjeet Kaur (@ManjeetKaurAAP) March 12, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: All cinema halls to remain shut in Delhi till 31st March. Schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed. #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/l4NA6KM94q
— Yogesh Sharma (@sharmayogesh786) March 12, 2020
Delhi govt declares coronavirus an epidemic, cinema halls shut till March 31 https://t.co/kjFzB0if5C
— GOPAL BASAK (@GOPALBASAK6) March 12, 2020
Cinema halls to be shut in Delhi till March 31st. Multiplexes in Kerala and J&K are already closed indefinitely… #Coronavirus
— Gaurav Laghate (@gauravl_ET) March 12, 2020
@Dist_Admin_Ggm Request to please shut down malls and cinema halls during this pandemic #coronavirus. This is the need of the hour. A decision well taken by the Delhi Government, our state must also follow.
— cheena trehan (@cheenatrehan) March 12, 2020
@BCCI wake up #coronavirusindia #coronavirus .
NBA Suspended , NHL Played behind closed Door , Oscar winner actor #TomHanksCoronavirus suffer #delhi shut down all Cinema halls ,@SGanguly99 Precautions better .
@BCCI Is asking for #CoronavirusPandemic Clean certificate player
— balu biyani (@biybalu) March 12, 2020
Delhi government declares coronavirus an epidemic. Sixth case of coronavirus reported in Delhi , Scholls colleges shut till 31st march, Cinema halls also shut.#CoronavirusOutbreak #coronavirusindia @ArvindKejriwal
— utkarsh singh (@utkarshs88) March 12, 2020
AAP has been the only govt tackling it on a war footing. https://t.co/EVZeJJEymi
— Nirmalya Dutta (@nirmalyadutta23) March 12, 2020
Be safe and avoid crowded places!
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