Following the COVID transmission rate after the Christmas holiday period, and with Carnival festivities approaching, the Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts Association (MEIA) fully supports ongoing restrictions, including those effecting the Arts and Entertainment Centre, they made clear on Thursday.
As reported by BusinessNow.mt, 2021’s Valentines day, falls on Carnival weekend, which is 12th to 14 February. Both have worked in tandem to drastically increase accommodation bookings in Gozo. This has caused concern, as spectators worry it might cause another increase in cases, like the one that occurred after the festive period.
In a passionate announcement, the MEIA has said that it looks forward to the resumption of a level of normalcy, “in which theatres can run at full capacity, in which weddings can be held in the way we all grew to love, in which festivals can attract crowds without feeling unsafe; in which the arts can be taught in the optimal conditions we are all used to; and in which the whole country can truly enjoy and reap the benefits of a fully functioning Arts and Entertainment Industry.”
It strongly believes that in order to achieve this, “an effort must be made by every single person to avoid further hardship for industries like [the entertainment and art industry] that will be the last to recover.”
“This collective effort must not be compromised or jeopardised,” they pleaded.
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