진행자: 임정요, Kevin Lee Selzer1. China envoy urges Seoul to follow WHO advice on virus response New Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming on Tuesday called on Seoul to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendations on handling the new coronavirus, as Korea began barring entry of noncitizens who have visited China’s virus-hit Hubei province.
*entry: 입국 “I will not assess (Seoul’s measure). … But an international and scientific method would be to follow the WHO’s recommendation,” said Xing in a press conference at the Chinese Embassy in central Seoul, referring to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ stance that travel and entry bans are “unnecessary.”
*unnecessary: 불필요하다 “South Korea and China are friendly neighbors with close people-to-people ties. … It would be much appreciated if (both countries) protect their citizens all the while taking a scientific approach to help each other in the other person’s shoes,” Xing added.
*in the other peron's shoes: 그 사람의 입장에서
기사전문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=202002040006212. Virus fear sparks China phobia in S. Korea Public fears over the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, are prompting many South Koreans to avoid Chinese people all together.
*prompt: ~하게끔 하다 As Koreans lock themselves up at home and shun places where they could run into Chinese people, shopping districts and sightseeing spots popular among Chinese tourists as well as neighborhoods with a large population of ethnic Korean-Chinese are unusually quiet and empty. Some Koreans even fear going to restaurants likely to be staffed with ethnic Korean-Chinese or language lessons taught by native Chinese teachers.
*lock A up: A를 가두다
*run into: 맞닥뜨리다
*unusually: 평소와 다르게 “Those who have babies say they don’t even go to Chinese restaurants because they are likely to have Chinese staffers serving food,” said a mother of 10-month-old infant, surnamed Shim.
*likely to: ~할 가능성이 높은 “It is not that every Chinese is infected with the virus, but many of them might have visited their hometown during the Lunar New Year’s holiday and we don’t know when they came back to Korea,” she said. “There is no harm in being careful.”
*no harm in being careful: 조심해서 나쁠 것 없다