MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:10:30 +0000 California offers tourism prizes to boost vax effort http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2c88aa70f2614a85818812c5800d3e0a California is offering free vacation packages to six state residents who get vaccinated as part of an incentive program to encourage coronavirus shots. The vacation prize and a jackpot drawing are among the efforts to boost vax levels. (June 14) 2c88aa70f2614a85818812c5800d3e0a Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:18:29 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:  MUST CREDIT KGO; NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARHCIVE++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++ KGO - MUST CREDIT KGO; NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARHCIVESan Francisco - 14 June 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Gavin Newsom, (D) California:"We are announcing today six dream vacation packages to continue the incentive program beyond tomorrow. We'll be doing a drawing on July 1st for these six dream vacation packages, one here in San Francisco, a couple down in San Diego, one in Anaheim/Orange County, of course, Los Angeles will also be providing one of these packages. And you can't think of California without thinking about the Ritz Carlton down in Palm Springs."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Gavin Newsom, (D) California:"The state is going to provide an additional $2,000 dollars for travel. So your travel's covered. But these are packages that include, and I don't want to hear boos I know where I am in San Francisco, but floor seats at a Lakers game, that include, as an example, Disneyland, Legoland, SeaWorld opportunities not just only to stay at the Ritz Carlton down in Palm Springs, but opportunities stay at hotels up here, and symphony down south, a series of spectacular items and packages and experiences."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Gavin Newsom, (D) California:"We have seen week over week, though tomorrow we're going to get the new numbers and I think they're arguably more favorable, but week over week 13.8 percent, a 14 percent increase in administered doses since we initiated the vaccination incentives."STORYLINE:California is offering six vacation packages to be awarded from among state residents who get vaccinated as part of a statewide incentive program to encourage coronavirus vaccinations, as the state prepares to reopen on Tuesday. "We have seen week over a week, though tomorrow we're going to get the new numbers and I think they're arguably more favorable, but week over week 13.8 percent, a 14 percent increase in administered doses since we initiated the vaccination incentives," Gov. Gavin Newsom said at an event Monday announcing the new vacation prizes. A drawing to select the six winners will be held on July 1st. The California vaccine jackpot also gets bigger this week, when 10 vaccinated residents will win $1.5 million each, Newsom said. Newsom signed an executive order that will lift most of the state's coronavirus rules this week. The order Newsom signed last Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state's stay-at-home order and its various amendments. Starting Tuesday, there will be no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements for businesses. Fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places. Newsom said he will not end the statewide declaration of emergency. That ensures the governor has the power to alter or suspend state laws in the future. That has angered Republican lawmakers who say the declaration is unnecessary.  California imposed the first statewide shutdown in March 2020 and is among the last to fully reopen, though businesses have operated at reduced capacity for months. It was an early model for how restrictions could keep the virus at bay but later became the U.S. epicenter of a deadly winter surge that overwhelmed hospitals in Los Angeles and other areas.More people tested positive for the virus in California - about 3.8 million and counting - and more people died - 63,000-plus - than elsewhere in the country. However, the nation's most populous state had a lower per capita death rate than most others. For the past couple months, the state has experienced the lowest - or some of the lowest - rates of infection in the U.S. Its vaccination level also is higher than most other states; two-thirds of those eligible have gotten at least one dose. Gov. Newsom long ago set June 15 as the target to lift restrictions on capacity and distancing regulations for nearly all businesses and activities. But reopening doesn’t necessarily mean people will immediately flock to places and events they once packed. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. California is offering free vacation packages to six state residents who get vaccinated as part of an incentive program to encourage coronavirus shots. The vacation prize and a jackpot drawing are among the efforts to boost vax levels. (June 14) California offers tourism prizes to boost vax effort