Judge allows New Jersey to close movie theaters, and multiple movie theaters have sued the state governor
Beijing News (Reporter Zhou Huixiaowan) On July 15, according to foreign media reports, because the US epidemic rebounded, including New Jersey, California and other governments ordered to continue to close the movie theater. For this, AMC, Regal, Cinemark, etc. Many large movie theater lines in the United States have brought New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy and others to court, arguing that New Jersey does not allow movie theaters to resume business, and it is illegal to clarify when to resume business. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Martinotti rejected the industry’s request for a temporary restraining order, saying that due to the rise in the number of new coronary pneumonia infections, other states are also forcibly closing theaters.
The cinema industry complaint pointed out that New Jersey has entered the second stage of the reinstatement plan. Retail stores and indoor shopping malls can be opened, and churches and other religious places can also be opened, but the government has not formulated when the third stage will begin. Or when the movie theater can resume business, and from a public health point of view, comparing the movie theater with the church and other places, even if the former is not safer, the risks of the two are similar. Later, the complaint alleges that the plaintiff and the defendant’s agents have contacted each other, and the plaintiff has notified the other party of the detailed reinstatement safety code and is willing to implement it.
The judge also ordered New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy and Acting Health Commissioner Judith Persicili to appear in court before August 4 to explain some details of the ban. The judge also made it clear that states like Texas and California have withdrawn from the reopening policy:”It is worth noting that when the plaintiff filed this application, the state that originally ordered the reopening of the indoor cinema ordered a shutdown again in response to the new coronary pneumonia infection. The number of people has risen.”>>> The number of cases of new coronary pneumonia in California has surged, and movie theaters in 19 counties have been closed again
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