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China boosts air freight capacity to ensure global medical supply
Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)
China has increased its international air freight capacity to ensure the smooth operation of global medical supply chains amid the COVID-19 pandemic.By Thursday, China had carried out 23 international medical supply shipments totaling 406 tons, Zhang Qing, an official with the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said at a press conference Sunday.Domestic- and-foreign-owned international cargo flights total 930 per week, which is close to levels recorded before the outbreak, Zhang noted. (Xinhua)中國將提升國際航空貨運能力以確保全球醫療供應中國民航局巡視員張清 3 月 29 日表示,截至 3 月 26 日,中國民航共計執行防疫物資國際重大運輸任務 23 架次,累計運輸物資 406 餘噸,爲穩定全球防疫物資供應鏈發揮了積極有效的作用。目前,中外航空公司國際全貨運航班將增至每週 930 班,已接近疫情前的水平。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

New York state nears 1,000 coronavirus deathsFresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)New York state’s coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. Governor Andrew Cuomo said. The state accounts for over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths nationwide.The number of disease-related deaths in the state jumped to 965 on Sunday, from 728 the day before, Cuomo also said, with the majority in New York City.Meanwhile, new data revealed that almost a quarter of the people who’ve died of COVID-19 were nursing home residents. (AP)紐約州新冠肺炎死亡病例已接近 1000 例美國紐約州州長科莫 3 月 29 日表示,截止當天,該州因新冠肺炎病毒死亡的病例總數已接近 1000 例,達到 965 例,相比 28 日的 728 例增加 237 例,佔全美目前新冠死亡病例總數的 40% 以上。根據最新數據顯示,紐約州大約四分之一的新冠病毒死亡案例發生在療養院內。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

Detroit auto show canceled, center to be used as hospitalFresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) said it would cancel its Detroit show because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the center where it is held will likely be repurposed into a hospital.The Detroit Auto Show, as it is more commonly known, is one of the largest auto shows in North America. It was scheduled to be held in June. Prior to this year, the auto show was traditionally held in January.NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts said in a recent statement the annual auto show would be held in June 2021. (AP)2020 年底特律車展因新冠疫情取消 場地被選做臨時醫院3 月 28 日,北美國際車展(底特律車展)主辦方宣佈,受新冠肺炎疫情影響,今年的展會被迫取消,展會場館將改做臨時醫院。底特律車展是北美最大規模、最具影響力的車展之一,展會通常在每年的 1 月份召開,今年因疫情爆發曾被延遲至 6 月份舉行。底特律車展執行董事羅伯茨表示,展會將計劃推遲至明年 6 月份舉行。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

More venues to be closed, public gathering limited to two persons in AustraliaFresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)More venues in Australia are to be closed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country, while more stringent restrictions are placed on public gatherings, said Australian Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison.In addition to the institutions and businesses already closed last week, more public areas are expected to follow suit, including public playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks, which will close on Monday.Public gatherings are limited to two people, although it is up to states and territories to enforce the limit. (Xinhua)澳大利亞宣佈限制公共聚集人數 最多兩人澳大利亞總理莫里森 3 月 29 日宣佈,該國將繼續強化新冠肺炎疫情防控措施,包括關閉更多公共場所。莫里森說,除了上週已經關閉的機構和企業之外,自 30 日開始,遊樂場、室外體育館和滑板公園等其他公共場所也將開始執行封閉措施。據悉,防控措施還規定,室內、室外聚集活動所允許的參與人數最多爲兩人。但該規定並非強制性,各州政府可自主決定是否實施。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

Burger King apologizes after using racist term to name COVID-19, sparking furyFresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)Burger King China, the Chinese mainland operator of the multinational fast food restaurant chain, issued a public apology on Weibo on behalf of the US brand's Taiwan branch for using "Wuhan pneumonia" to refer to COVID-19 in a post on Facebook.According to a screenshot of the post made by @BurgerkingTW, allegedly the official account of the Burger King operator in Taiwan, made a racist reference to COVID-19 in a post to promote its non-contact delivery services.The post could not be found on its Facebook page, and no explanation has been given for its removal. (Global Times)漢堡王中國發聲替漢堡王臺灣就涉肺炎不當言論道歉針對漢堡王中國臺灣地區公司在社交媒體發佈涉及新冠肺炎不當言論一事,3 月 29 日下午,漢堡王(中國)投資有限公司官方微博發佈道歉聲明。近日,有網友曝出臺北市一家漢堡王門店在網上發佈促銷信息時使用污名化的“武漢肺炎”一詞,此舉引發內大量網友的不滿。目前,相關言論在該門店的社交媒體上已經被刪除,但該門店並沒有就此事給出詳細說明。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

Two female Chinese national ice hockey players confirmed with COVID-19Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)Two ice hockey players with China women's national team have tested positive of COVID-19 with minor symptoms, the Chinese Ice Hockey Association said on Sunday. This is the second Chinese national team to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Three Chinese fencers tested positive after returning from an Olympic qualifier in Hungary in early March. (CGTN)中國兩名國家女子冰球隊隊員確診新冠肺炎中國冰球協會 3 月 29 日通報,兩名國家女子冰球隊隊員確診感染新冠肺炎,均爲輕症。此前已有中國運動員感染新冠肺炎的案例。此前中國重劍隊三名運動員確診感染新冠肺炎,他們系 3 月初赴匈牙利參加奧運資格賽時被感染。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)A British charity has teamed up with scientists to see whether dogs could help detect COVID-19 with their sense of smell.It follows previous research into dogs' ability to sniff out malaria and is based on a belief that each disease triggers a distinct odor.The charity has previously trained dogs to detect diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's, and bacterial infections by sniffing samples taken from patients. (CGTN)英國慈善機構嘗試訓練新冠病毒嗅探犬英國一家慈善機構近日宣佈,將同科學家們展開合作,依靠狗狗們的超強嗅覺來訓練它們探測新冠病毒。此前有研究顯示,狗狗們可以嗅探出瘧疾病毒,因爲有研究認爲每種病毒都會散發出不同的氣味。該慈善機構曾訓練狗狗通過嗅探從患者身上採集的樣本來檢測疾病,例如癌症,帕金森氏病和細菌感染。

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.And now for the Question of the Day:Which Williams sister has won more Grand Slam titles?(Answer: Serena.)Today’s quote is from English writer John Ruskin (1819-1900)."To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education."(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Lance Crayon, and Da Hang. Music by Eugene Loner.)

Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/30/2020 Mon.)

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