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Seventy-two per cent of people across the country were not in favour of visiting multiplexes and gyms, while 63 per cent were against the resumption of local train services as they feel these are risky in the current COVID-19 crisis, according to a survey. Also Read - Unlock 3: With COVID-19 Guidelines in Place, Assam Govt Allows Licensed Bars to Serve Liquor
Conducted by a social media-based platform LocalCircles, the survey showed that 72 per cent of 34,000 people across 255 districts in the country were in favour of not visiting multiplexes in the next 60 days as they feel it will be risky, while only six per cent felt otherwise. Also Read - Centre Says Coronavirus Contained in Country, Kejriwal Again Urges LG to Open Weekly Markets | Top Developments
According to the firm, the survey was carried out to “gauge the collective pulse before the announcement of the guidelines of the Unlock 3 starting August 1”.
On the issue of restarting metro and local train services from August 1, 63 per cent of the respondents said they are against it, while 29 per cent are willing to avail it, the surveyor said.
Regarding international air travel, 62 per cent of the respondents are against its restart from next month, while 31 per cent are in favour of it.
The government had set up bilateral ‘air bubbles’ with countries like the US, Germany and France for repatriation purposes, while it is looking at similar arrangements with Canada, the UK and the UAE.
(with PTI Inputs)