Towards the end of July, it was said that indoor performances that could comply with the sanitary requeriments would be allowed to happen again starting August 1st. However, right before the date came, the PM retracted the decision because of a spike in COVID-19 cases and announced the decision would be revised on August 15th.
It is August 12th and the COVID-19 new spike gives no signs of being overcome. On the contrary, we recently got our daily infection rate over 1000, something that didn’t happen since June. We don’t hold a lot of expectations for the government deciding to allow indoor performances starting this upcoming Saturday; the circumstances don’t look too bright. What we expect is that the crisis of the entertainment industry is properly addressed, because hundreds of individuals, groups and institutions dedicated to the arts across the country are on the brink of extinction due to the pandemic cutting their source of income.
We have to stick together and collaborate with each other more than ever. If we all take the appropriate measures and demand the authorities to do their part, we will not have to wait until the vaccine becomes available before going back to the stage.