20210119 PTS English News Transcript

<Nighttime *Clinics *Suspended and *OP Clinics Reduced at Taoyuan Hospital>
[clinic/ˈklɪn.ɪk/:a building, often part of a hospital, to which people can go for medical care or advice relating to a particular condition(診所;門診部,建築物,通常是醫院的一部分,人們可以向其尋求醫療或有關特定疾病的建議)]
[suspend/səˈspend/:to stop something from being active, either temporarily or permanently(暫時或永久停止某項活動)]
[OP=Outpatient department /ˈaʊt.peɪ.ʃənt/:people with health problems who visit the hospital for diagnosis or treatment, but do not at this time require a bed or to be admitted for overnight care.(門診,有健康問題的人前往醫院進行診斷或治療,但此時不需臥床也不需入院過夜。)]
On the evening of Jan 18, the Taoyuan Hospital has temporarily closed its nighttime outpatient clinics after a *cluster infection or the coronavirus *erupted inside the *facility. 
[cluster/ˈklʌs.tɚ/:a group of similar things that are close together, sometimes surrounding something((同類物聚集的)串,叢,束,群)]
[erupt/ɪˈrʌpt/:to start suddenly and violently(突然發生)]
[facility/fəˈsɪ.lə.ti/:a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens(發生特定活動的地方,尤其是建築物)]
The hospital has stopped *admitting new patients and suspended medication pick-up services inside. Most outpatient clinics are *temporarily closed and it is yet unknown when the clinics would *resume.
[admit/ədˈmɪt/:to allow someone to enter a place(允許…進入)]
[temporarily/ˈtem.pə.rer.əl.i/:for a limited period of time; not permanently.(暫時地.在有限的時間內,不是永久的。)]
[resume/rɪˈzum/:If you resume a place or position that you have left for a period of time, you return to it.(恢復;重新回到,重返(某地或某位置))]
<Medication Pick-ups Outside the Hospital>
Patients visiting the outpatient clinics which are still running, are required to pick up their medications at *pharmacies or clinics outside the hospitial.
[pharmacy/ˈfɑr.mə.si/:part of a hospital where medicines are prepared(醫院的)藥房,配藥室]
"Did you chose to be discharged from the hospital earlier because of what has happened?" Reporter.
"No." Outpatient Clinic Patient
"You were scheduled to be discharged today?"Reporter.
"Yes." Outpatient Clinic Patient
"What is the situation like the hospital? How are the medical personnel doing *psychologically?"Reporter.
[simultaneously/ˌsaɪ.məlˈteɪ.ni.əs.li/:in a way that is simultaneous = happening or being done at exactly the same time:(以同時發生的方式)]
"It's all normal." Outpatient Clinic Patient
"Did you take extra *precaution for coming to the hospital?"Reporter.
[precaution/prɪˈkɑ.ʃən/:an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening(預防措施.為防止發生不友善或危險的事情而採取的行動)]
"I wear my face mask as usual." Outpatient Clinic Patient
"Are you at least a bit worried?"Reporter.
"No, life and death are *fated."(沒有,生死有命) Outpatient Clinic Patient
[fated/ˈfeɪ.tɪd/:not able to be avoided because planned by a power that controls events(命中註定的,命運決定的)]
<Hospital *Implementing Controlled Zones>
Following the increase in cluster infection cases, the hospital has established three controlled areas according to their levels of dangerousness with red zone being the most dangerous area, followed by yellow and green. 
[implement/ˈɪm.plə.ment/:to start using a plan or system(實施,貫徹)]
The red zones are the areas where the confirmed cases had been active or the areas where positive *specimen of the virus were found. *Stringent controls are being implemented in the red zone and those who wish to enter are required to wear N95 face masks. 
[specimen:something shown or examined as an example; a typical example(樣品;標本;樣本)]
[stringent/ˈstrɪn.dʒənt/:having a very severe effect, or being extremely limiting(嚴重的;嚴格的,苛刻的)]
The yellow zones are the *peripheral areas to the red zone while the green zones are the low risk areas such as the outpatient clinics where the public could still enter and receive medical services.
[peripheral/pəˈrɪf.ɚ.əl/:happening at the edge of something(周邊的,邊緣的)]
"The fact that the CECC had established a command post at the Taoyuan Hospital on Jan.18 was to investigate whether the route of infection came from face-to-face contacts or from the surrounding environment which may had been *contaminated. The CECC will further invesigate this situation."Vice President, Shin kong Wu Huo-Shih Memorial hospital Hung Tzu-jen.
[contaminate/kənˈtæm.ə.neɪt/:to make something less pure or make it poisonous(污染;弄髒;毒害.使某物純度降低或使其有毒)]
<NTUH Limits Visiting Hours>
In an emergency announcement, the National Taiwan University Hospital adjusted the visiting regulations as a *response to *curb further possible infections. 
[response/rɪˈspɑns/:an answer or reaction(回答;回應,反應)]
[curb/kɝb/:to control or limit something that is not wanted(控制;限制,約束;抑制)]
Visiting hours are scheduled twice daily from 11am to 12pm and 6pm to 7pm for general wards while the visiting hours are limited to one hour once a day for *intensive care units with prior appointment and a limitation of two visitors each time.
[intensive /ɪnˈten.sɪv/:in a way that involves a lot of effort or activity in a short period of time or small area(密集的,集中的;加強的;深入的.在短時間內或小範圍內涉及大量工作或活動的方式)]
Translated By T.Chien
<Doctor Calling for Two Tests for People Worked with Confirmed Cases>
Additional four domestic cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Jan.19 after two doctors and three nurses at the Taoyuan General Hospital have been infected with the virus in just seven days. The rapid *progression of the epidemic has the public worried. 
[progression/prəˈɡreʃ.ən/:the act of changing to the next stage of development(進展;發展;前進)]
A doctor on infectious diseases suggested anyone who has been in contact with or has worked with the confirmed cases is considered at high risks and should be tested for the virus at least twice.
"People who have been in contact with or have worked in the same unit as the comfirmed case should receive two tests, because sometimes the test sensitivity in the first round may not be as high. In Taiwan, the test sensitivity of the first is about 50 percent. If the second test also turned out to be negative, then the *likelihood or these people befing infected are very low."Chairperson, Infecitous Diseases society of Taiwan Huang Li-min
[likelihood/ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/:the chance that something will happen(多半,某事可能發生的狀態或事實)]
<Possible Hidden Community Infecitons:Doctor>
Doctor Huang said it is best to be cautious because the infected medical personnel have been active in the community before they were tested positive, and in other words there may be hidden confirmed cases within the community. The public should monitor the situation for at least two weeks until the beginning of February. 
<CECC Established a Forword Command Post Hospital>
The CECC has established a forword command post at the Taoyuan General Hospital to curb further spread of the virus.
"The purpose of setting up a forward command post at the hospital is to *inspect the site as a third party, to remind the hospital what they need to implement and improve. The purpose is to monitor and to that the hospital personnel can protect themselves against the infection. What *concerns us the most is that the virus enters the community by accident and spreads out. That's the scariest part."*Vice president, Center for Infecition Control,CMUH.
[inspect/ɪnˈspekt/:to look at something or someone carefully in order to discover information, especially about their quality or condition(檢查;審視.仔細觀察某物或某人以便發現信息,尤其是有關其質量或狀況的信息)] 
[concern/kənˈsɝn/:to cause worry to someone(使擔憂;使掛念;使焦慮)]
[vice/vaɪs/:The person who holds one of these positions is next below in authority to the person who holds the full position and can act for them(副職的;副的)]
Doctor said the set-up of the forward command post meant the hospital might have mishandled some parts of the infection control. The moving-in of experts are actually beneficial to the hospital in finding the source of infection and having the infection under control as soon as possible.
Translated by T.Chien
<Woman Files Complaint to Get Out of *Isolation>(女控告衛生局不當拘禁)
[Isolation/ˌaɪ.səlˈeɪ.ʃən/:the condition of being alone, especially when this makes you feel unhappy(獨自一人的狀況,尤其會讓你感到不高興)]
People who test positibe for COVID-19 are normally treated inside negative pressure isolation wards in hospitals. A female resident of Taipai surnamed He recently test positive for COVID-19. She was isolated and *treated for 30 days,but continued to test positive and was required to remain in isolation for treatment. She refused to *comply, and accused Taipei City's Deparment of Health of illegal *detention. 
[treat/trit/:to behave towards someone or deal with something in a particular way(對待)]
[comply/kəmˈplaɪ/:to act according to an order, set of rules, or request(服從;遵守;依從)]
[detention/dɪˈten.ʃən/:the act of officially detaining someone(拘留,關押)]
<Court Rules in Favor of Taipei's Department of Health>
She also got her family to hire a lawyer to file a complaint with the Taipei District Court with the aim of ending her hospitalization. The Taipei District Court rejected the complaint.
[hospitalization/ˈhɑ.spɪ.təl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/:the act of taking someone to hospital and keeping them there for treatment(將某人送入醫院並留在那裡治療的行為)]
"She felt that she had already recovered, and hadn't had any *symptoms for a period of a period of time. She felt that it was unfair that she couldn't be released under these *circumstances." Lawyer Voice of Lai Hung-chi.
[symptom/ˈsɪmp.təm/:any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease((疾病的)癥狀)由特定疾病引起的任何疾病感覺或身體或精神變化]
[circumstance/ˈsɝ.kəm.stæns/:a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is(條件,情況,情形,形勢.事實或事件使情況發生的方式)]
<*Archive *footage>(存檔素材)
[Archive/ˈɑr.kaɪv/:a collection of historical records relating to a place, organization, or family(檔案;案卷)]
[footage/ˈfʊt.ɪdʒ/:(a piece of) film especially one showing an event((尤指表現一個事件的)一段影片,片段)]
The woman's lawyer said she felt that she had already recovered and was healthy, and her infectivity was low in accordance with international standards. 
<Woman Thought Standards Were Too Stringent>
She thought the national standard of two negative tests to leave isolation was too *strict, as this prevented her form leaving the hospital. She therefore sought to fing the balance between public health policies and personal freedom.
[strict/strɪkt/:strongly limiting someone's freedom to behave as they wish, or likely to severely punish someone if they do not obey(要求嚴格的,嚴厲的)]
"Hospital *admissions are for treament, and of course it will be tough. We will of course review her situation if she meets the *criteria for *discharge."Director, Disease Control Div., Dept. of Health, Taipei City Yo Tsan-hua.
[admission/ədˈmɪʃ.ən/:permission to enter a place(准許進入)]
[criteria/kraɪˈtɪr.i.ən/:a standard by which you judge, decide about, or deal with something(標準,準則(作出評判、決定或處理的))]
[discharge/dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ/:to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a law court(允許…離開;(尤指)允許…出院;(根據法庭決議)釋放)]
<Archive footage>
The separtment said the central government recently established new criteria for the termination of isolation.
<Woman Respects Ruling, Will Not Appeal>
The woman was able to meet the criteria for the termination of isolation and was discharged on Jan.15. The woman said she respects the court *ruling and will not appeal.
[ruling/ˈru.lɪŋ/:a decision(裁決;裁定;判定;決定)]
Translated by C.Chuang
<Taiwan Does Not Receive Invitation for Joe Biden's *Inauguration>
Taiwan has not been invited to the inauguration of the U.S. president-elect Joe Biden on Jan.20. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the *ceremony will be scaled down duw to the pandemic and it will offer congratulations.
[inaugurtation/ɪ.nɑ.ɡjʊˈreɪ.ʃən/:in the US, the day when a person officially becomes president in a special ceremony and takes responsibility from the previous president(在美國,某人在特別儀式上正式成為總統並接任前任總統的那一天)]
[ceremony/ˈser.ə.mə.ni/:(a set of) formal acts, often fixed and traditional, performed on important social or religious occasions(典禮;儀式)]
<Restaurant Shareholder Accused of *Abusing Employee's Son>
A barbecue restaurant shareholder is suspected of abusing the three-year-old son of a female employee, who is a single mother. The social welfare department said a fine will be imposed.
[abuse/əˈbjuz/:to use something for the wrong purpose in a way that is harmful or morally wrong((尤指為個人私利而)濫用;妄用)]
[welfare/ˈwel.fer/:help given, especially by the state or an organization, to people who need it, especially because they do not have enough money(福利救濟;社會福利)]
<Universities Support the *Incorporation of Math II Back in the AST>
Some educators believe the Mathematics I of the Advanced Subjests Test is too difficult for social science majors and *urge the Mathematics II test to be *reimposed in the near future.
[incorporation/ɪnˌkɔr.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/:the act of including something as part of something larger(包含;將…包括在內)]
[urge/ɝ.dʒ/:a strong wish, especially one that is difficult or impossible to control(慾望,衝動(尤指難以或無法控制的))]
<WHO Kicks Off Executive Board Session>
The World Health Organization began the 148th session of its Executive Board on Jan.18. It will last until Jan.26. The 34 health *experts on the executive board *designated by member states are *participating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting is expected to focus on disease prevention and vaccine distribution. 
[expert/ˈek.spɝt/:a person with a high level of knowledge or skill relating to a particular subject or activity(具有與特定主題或活動相關的高知識或技能的人)]
[designate/ˈdez.ɪɡ.neɪt/:to choose someone officially to do a particular job(指定,指定;委派)]
[participate/pɑrˈtɪs.ə.peɪt/:to take part in or become involved in an activity(參與,參加)]
<*MOFA Won't Seek to Disrupt Proceedings>
[MOFA=Ministry of Foreign Affairs(中華民國外交部)]
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced it decided not to file a *petition for observer status to *avert politicized misunderstandings and disruptions of official business.
[petition/pəˈtɪʃ.ən/:a document signed by a large number of people demanding or asking for some action from the government or another authority(請願書.由許多人簽名的文件,要求或要求政府或其他機構採取某些措施)]
[avert/əˈvɝt/:to prevent something bad from happening(防止,避免)]
"We don't what to disrupt these professional and technical issues from being discussed, and we want to avert misunderstandings from other people about politicization, so we carefully considered this issue and made the choice to not make our proposal during this year's executive committee discussions of technical issues."Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joanne Ou
<Taiwan Aiming to *Contribute to Global Disease Prevention>
[contribute/kənˈtrɪb.jut/:to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people(貢獻,奉獻,捐獻.給予某些東西,尤其是金錢,以便與他人一起提供或實現某些目標)]
Taiwan still *intends to closely follow what happens during the meeting. The ministry also said it will continue to actively contribute to global disease prevention measures through *various channels. In related news, President Tsai Ing-wen met with British Representative to Taiwan John Dennis, who took office last week.
[intend/ɪnˈtend/:to have as a plan or purpose(打算,計劃)]
[various/ˈver.iəs/:many different(各種不同的;各種各樣的)]
<President Meets With New British Representative>
She said 2021 is a critical year for both Taiwan and the UK, and she intents to continue cooperating with the UK and contributing to global disease prevention.
"There have been alot of recent cooperation and dialogue between Taiwan and the UK on goods and vaccine *procurement due to epidemic situation. The two countries are *mutally assisting each other during this epidemic situation, which shows that the *bilateral relationship is strong. We are determined to continue cooperating with the UK and contribute to the global disease prevention fight."President, Republic of china Tsai Ing-wen.
[procurement/prəˈkjʊr.mənt/:the process of getting supplies(採購.補給的過程)]
[mutually/ˈmju.tʃu.ə.li/:felt or done by two or more people or groups in the same way(互相地.兩個或兩個以上的人或團體做相同的事情)]
[bilateral/ˌbaɪˈlætɚ.əl/:involving two groups or countries(雙邊的,雙方的)]
<John Sennis Is Experienced in Asian, African Affairs>
Dennis was previously posted to China, India, Malaysia, and Tanzania. 
<Tsai Hoping for FTA or *Investment Agreement>
Tsai is hoping that the bilateral relationship can progress and result in the signing of a free trade agreement or a biateral *investment agreement.
[investment/ɪnˈvest.mənt/:the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money, effort, time, etc. used to do this(投資(付諸金錢、努力、時間等以求得到利潤或取得成就某事的有利條件);投資物,投資額)]
Translated by C.Chuang
<Japan Appoints "Vaccine Minister" to Coordinate Vaccine *Rollout>
Japan's reform minister Taro Kono has been Japan's reform minister Taro Kono has been appointed as the country's "vaccine Minister", a new position. He promised to make sure as many citizens are safely vaccinated as soon as possible.
[rollout/ˈroʊlˌaʊt/:the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time(首次提供(產品或服務))]
<Snow *Blankets Sand in the Sahara Desert>
[blanket/ˈblæŋ.kɪt/:a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed(用羊毛或類似保暖材料製成的平蓋,通常用於床上)]
The Sahara desert has been hit by an icy *blast with temperatures dipping below blast with temperatures *dipping below freezing. Snow also fell near the desert town in Algeria this week, which has experienced snow only three other times in 42 years.
[blast/blæst/:a sudden strong blow of air(疾風,狂風;一陣強勁的氣流)]
[dip/dɪp/:to go down to a lower level(下降,下落)]
<Biden to Block Trump's Plan to Lift COVID-19 European Travel Restrictions>
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions to those who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil soon after Donald Trump lifted those *requirements this month.
[requirement/rɪˈkwaɪr.mənt/:something that you must do, or something you need(需要;有賴於;要求;規定.您必須要做的事情,或者您需要做的事情)]
<Nameless Cargo Ship Runs Aground on Penghu Islet>
A nameless cargo ship *bobs in the water. The Coast Guard Administration's Kinmen-Matsu-Penghu Branch received notification on the morning of Jan. 18 that a cargo ship had run aground on the northern shore of Penghu's uninhabited Xiji Islet. It sent personnel to the scene.
[bob/bɑb/:to move up and down quickly and gently, especially on the surface of water((尤指在水面上)輕輕地快速上下晃動)]
[scene/sin/:a part of a play or film in which the action stays in one place for a continuous period of time(場景,場面;鏡頭)]
"Is there anyone aboard the unknown ship that has run aground on Xiji's north shore? If anyone is on board, please respond. "Coast Guard Personnel says.
<Coast Guard Doesn't Find Anyone on Voard>
Coast Guard personnel hailed the ship various times and also tried to contact it using radio, but received no reponse. In addition to personnel, the Coast Guard also sent three vessels and a helicopeter to guard the site and avert an oil spill.
"Islet's north shore. We sent the Kaohsiung patrol vessel there for assistance. We also sent the 161 vessel and the 166 vessel for assistance and requested a helicopter. We have so far not discovered and persons."Deputy Commander, 8th Parol Command,CGA Chen Fu-jung
[deputy/ˈdep.jə.ti/:a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organization(代理人;副職,副手,有權代替某人做某事的人,或者其職權直接低於組織負責人的人)]
<No Danger of Oil Leakage:CGA>
The CGA said no one was found on board and there was also no danger of oil leakage. However, waves are *currently strong, and it will wait untill the sea state is calmer before boarding the vessel to learn more.
[currently/ˈkɝ.ənt.li/:at the present time:(目前)]
Translated by C.Chuang
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