Maharashtra is the worst-affected state in the COVID first wave and it is also the state which took longer to recover. As a result, Bollywood struggled to be back on its feet. But then, Indian cinema’s first sign of recovery came from Maharashtra itself in the second wave.
Maharashtra has been the worst affected state in the second wave and the government had to impose the Lockdown much earlier than other states in the country. As a result, it also recovered quickly and the Maharashtra government has started the process of Unlock.
Starting from Monday, cinema theaters in Mumbai and several districts of the state are allowed to open cinema theaters with 50% occupancy. This is the first sign of good days for cinema and very soon the rest of the states will follow. The Telugu film industry is hoping for theaters to open with 50% occupancy towards the end of July or early August.
The COVID cases in the country are coming down. India has recorded 1.20 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 3,380 deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily COVID spike in the last 58 days.