Containment: SELL asks that specialized stores remain open

Containment: SELL asks that specialized stores remain open


On Wednesday evening, Roselyne Bachelot, Minister of Culture, intervened during the Pegasus ceremony in order to present the honorary prize to Eric Chahi. Questioned on the place of video games in France, the Minister then declared that the latter "had its place in the ministry", and that it "participated in the economy of the country".

However, Thursday evening, when Prime Minister Jean Castex announces the new containment measures, specialized shops and shelves dedicated to video games are excluded from shops that can remain open, unlike shops dedicated to music or the sale of books. Thus, for the next four weeks, all stores dedicated to the sale of video games will have to remain closed in the departments concerned. A situation that does not understand the Syndicate of Leisure Software Publishers, for whom video games are at the same level as music or books. On his Twitter account, SELL calls out to Jean Castex, Roselyne Bachelot, Cédric O, or even Samuel Etienne:

Following Jean Castex's announcements last night, the video game seems totally forgotten when it is the 1st digital and cultural leisure of the French, number 1 among young people: 87% of 19-24 year olds, 82% of 25-34 year olds play! It would be incomprehensible to close specialist stores and departments even when CD shelves are open. Many consoles are pre-ordered and expected, and the games are sold at these nearby points as well. Do you like youth? Understand then what are his hobbies, his cultural habits. JV is the hobby of a whole generation, the way to escape, share, breathe. We need video games, the first cultural asset! #JVEssential.

For the time being, the government has not reacted to the demand, and the stores have therefore not been able to open their doors this morning. However, with the situation changing hour by hour, things could quickly be clarified. If necessary, we will update this article.

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New Delhi: Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, the number of containment zones in Bengaluru rose to 12, with five of them identified in a day. As per the reports, a girl's hostel in the west zone detected 15 cases, the highest for any cluster so far in the city. Three other hotspots were detected in Yelahanka (20 cases), Dasarahalli and east zones.

Earlier on Thursday, the Udupi district administration had declared the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) campus a containment zone after 98 students tested positive for the deadly virus.

A senior official in Udupi told IANS that the MIT was conducting Covid tests on all its students and taking steps to isolate any new cases. Udupi district Covid nodal officer, Dr Prashant Bhat told IANS that the district health administration took steps to declare the MIT campus as a containment zone due to the rise in Covid-19 cases.

The BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has also decided to rope in services of Revenue Department staff also to contain a possible emergence of a second wave of coronavirus.

After chairing a meeting of experts and officials concerned, Health Minister K. Sudhakar told reporters that there is no need to panic at this juncture but to be doubly sure, the government has decided to rope Revenue Department staff, wherever there is a shortfall of staff.

He added that the government will also hold discussions with private hospitals to reserve beds for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Yesterday, nearly 1,000 people --- 925 to be specific contracted coronavirus infection in Bengaluru. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 925, Dakshina Kannada 64, Kalaburagi 59, Bidar 53, Mysuru 49, followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,14,410, followed by Mysuru 54,633 and Ballari 39,439.