Fauci “This winter will be difficult”… Restoration of indoor restaurant business


Not only us, but other countries are also seeing a rapid increase in the number of corona cases. European countries have imposed lockdown orders to close restaurants and museums, and New York, USA, is considering even canceling New Year’s events. Warnings also came from the United States that this winter will be difficult due to the spread of omicron mutations.

Correspondent Kim Jong-won from New York.

A pizzeria in Washington DC, USA, is at its peak with customers, but only al fresco dining with chairs on the table is allowed.

The indoor business, which was resumed this spring, has been suspended again after a few months as the number of corona patients rapidly increased.

[식당 웨이터 : 지난해 목요일 날 확진자가 급증하면서 이 옆에 바들도 문을 닫았고요, 이렇게 실내 영업도 중단했습니다.]

New York, where year-end events such as musicals and Christmas performances are being canceled one after another, is finally considering canceling the famous Times Square New Year’s event.

[빌 드블라시오/뉴욕시장 : 새해 행사는 지금 타임스퀘어 담당자들과 논의를 하고 있습니다. 크리스마스 전까진 행사를 취소할지 말지 결정할 겁니다. 다음 몇 주간 코로나 확진자 수가 매우 매우 매우 많이 치솟을 것으로 예상됩니다.]

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease authority in the United States, said that the number of confirmed cases of Omicron is doubling every two or three days, and that in some parts of the United States, 50% of self-quarantined people are infected with Omicron.

[앤서니 파우치/백악관 선임의료보좌관 : 오미크론으로 인해 이번 겨울은 몇 주에서 몇 달간 힘든 시기를 보내게 될 겁니다.]

On the other hand, in the UK yesterday (19th) alone, more than 12,000 confirmed cases were reported, while in Italy, close to 30,000 new cases were reported, the highest in more than a year.


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