Karnataka: Make Covid-19 vax compulsory to get electricity and rations, says panel | Bengaluru News
TAC members met health minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday and submitted a slew of new recommendations, based on discussions at its 136th meeting on Monday (November 29).
The report recommends that to draw government benefits like rations from the public distribution system, electricity, domestic LPG, salaries, pensions, awarding of contracts and even petrol and diesel at bunks, one must be fully vaccinated. Incidentally, the Centre has insisted that the vaccine is not mandatory, although it has urged people to take the shot.
Karnataka has so far covered 91.5% of the total eligible population with the first dose, while second-dose coverage crossed 60% on Tuesday.
As reported by TOI earlier, the TAC had also recommended that the government refuse free treatment in private hospitals for people who contract the disease and are not vaccinated. They can only be treated in government hospitals. The TAC has also suggested that the government conduct special vaccination drives in shopping malls, bus stands, railways stations, hotels and lodges, and at exhibitions.
While the state has mandated that only fully vaccinated people can enter film theatres, implementation has been lax with theatre personnel not asking cinemagoers for vaccination certificates.
Yet to decide
After his meeting with the TAC on Tuesday, Sudhakar said that there have been suggestions that those who do not receive the second dose should not have access to malls, theatres and the government should take a decision on non-payment of treatment in a private hospital. “We are yet to take any decision on these recommendations,” he told reporters.
Most of the recommendations are already in force in states like Maharashtra. From Sunday (November 28), the Maharashtra government mandated that full vaccination certificate is needed to use public transport such as buses, autos, taxis and trains. People must also furnish a vaccination certificate to enter malls, theatres, shops or any establishment where the public have a right to service.
In Madhya Pradesh, double vaccination was made mandatory to purchase liquor from November 19 onwards.
When contacted a top bureaucrat said that TAC’s suggestion on cutting water and power supply cannot be implemented. “Experts have suggested what they have discussed,” the official said. “We cannot force anyone to take the vaccine. Instead, we must educate people on the benefits of vaccination and explain to them that the vaccine has effectively prevented Covid deaths across the country.” The official said efforts are being made to get people who are hesitant to take the vaccine.
‘West Side Story’ cast on Stephen Sondheim’s film ‘blessing’
Stephen Sondheim’s immense impact on the world of musical theater was felt at the New York premiere of Steven Spielberg’s version of the composer’s “West Side Story” on Monday night.
The movie’s cast and crew shared their memories of the Broadway luminary,— and who spent his final days watching his magnum opus once again come to life on the silver screen.
“[In] one of the last messages I received from him, he just gushed over the film,” Justin Peck, the New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer, told Page Six.
“Stephen said to me, ‘On behalf of the original authors, we’re so proud of what this film is, and I’m so happy that it’s been made.’ That was all the feedback I ever needed … I know that he was happy with the film.”
Rita Moreno, who appeared in the original 1961 film as Anita, said she felt “privileged” to have been “in the same generation as him.”
“I’m just so glad he was able to attend our recording sessions,” the actress, who appears in a new role in Spielberg’s adaptation, told Page Six.
Associate choreographer Patricia Delgado said the famed composer and lyricist’s “powerful” presence could be felt as the cast and crew gathered at the premiere.
“He was really the only one alive [from the original film] to give us his blessing,” she said. “He’s contributed so much to all of us already that he lives in us.”
The film’s breakout star, 20-year-old Rachel Zegler, who is taking on the role of Maria, also cited Sondheim as the “reason [she] got into musical theater.”
“Getting to share a room with him, getting to talk to him and tell him how much he’s meant to me throughout my entire life is something they can never take away from me,” she said.
Zegler stars opposite Ansel Elgort’s Tony in the film, which arrives in theaters Dec. 10. Their characters’ ill-fated love story, based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” ignites the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, rival street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
While the 1961 movie featured white actors like Natalie Wood in roles such as Maria, who is Puerto Rican, Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner cast Hispanic actors in all Latino roles.
“Both Tony and Steven made an absolute point that Latino [actors] were going to play Latinos,” Moreno said, noting how “grateful” she was that Kushner created a new role in the film especially for her.
“I’m just thrilled to be a piece of this yet again. I owe it all to Tony Kushner for making a new character for me in an iconic movie … we really have become dear and close friends, he’s a genius.”
Deathloop Game Update 3: Release Date, Patch Notes, Gameplay, Bug Fixes And More
Deathloop Game Update 3 is expected to be launched next as the developers attempt to make some minor changes to ensure that the gameplay runs as smooth as possible.
Bethesda have received huge praise following the successful launch of their all-new first-person shooter, and rightly so, thanks to the unique storyline and interesting characters that the game possesses.
As a result, Deathloop is up for a number of awards, including six Golden Joystick Awards and walked away with the prize of the Critic’s Choice Award (via).
Read more: Deathloop Nominated For Six Golden Joysticks Awards – Including Game Of The Year
Despite this Bethesda have not rested on their laurels and have added a couple of patches so far – and are set to add a third.
Enough talk! Scroll down to find out everything we know about Deathloop Game Update 3 so far:
At the time of writing, we are yet to receive confirmation regarding when Bethesda will be launching Game Update 3.
Similar to EA, no warning is given before release and it is unlikely that it will be the case with Update 3 either.
However, fear not! This could change – in which case we will update this section of the article as soon as more details are revealed in the coming days and weeks. So, stick with us and stay tuned!
As mentioned above, the patch notes for Deathloop Game Update 3 are yet to be announced and a comprehensive list, as well as the sections below, will be filled out in their entirety once they have been confirmed by Bethesda. Keep your eyes peeled!
Click on the links below to look back on all of the patches that have been added to Deathloop so far:
You can find all of the latest Deathloop News and everything Gaming related right here at GiveMeSport.
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