- televised /TEL-uh-vahyzt/
- compliant /kuhm-PLAHY-uhnt/
- in full measure /in ful MEZH-er/
- mandate /MAN-deyt/
- gathering /GATH-er-ing/
[adjective] – shown on television
Mind telling me about the televised press conference of the president? I missed it yesterday.
[adjective] – used to describe someone or something that obeys particular rules or laws
As of this month, all employees have been compliant to the new regulations.
[phrase] – to the greatest degree, or in the largest amount possible
The teacher’s expectations about the report have been met in full measure.
[verb] – to officially require someone to do something, or something to happen
The reports stated that Glenn wasn’t mandated to share the information.
[noun] – a meeting of people coming together in a group
Sarah has a multitude of important gatherings scheduled for this month.
Residents are strictly forbidden to pursue non-essential travels between The Hauge, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. Eateries and bars are still open for business, but must close by 22:00 sharp, while shops are permitted to deny entry to customers with no masks. People are also advised to work from home instead, and are mandated to wear masks on public transport if necessary. Social gatherings are limited to only three people if inside houses, and public meetings such as sports events are banned. “Naturally these measures will have negative economic consequences. But allowing the virus to flare up would have even bigger consequences, including damage to the economy,” PM Rutte said.
True or False:
- The Netherlands implemented new regulations against COVID-19 for the first time since April.
- Three Dutch cities are undergoing urgent preventive measures.
- Among the new rules, only four people are allowed to gather inside houses.
- The Dutch government adopted an “intelligent” lockdown for 2 months.
- Bars and restaurants must stop operations and close by 22:00 sharp.
- If the Netherlands continued to adopt the “intelligent” lockdown, what would be its benefits and consequences?
- Do you think the “intelligent” lockdown in the Netherlands was effective in reducing economical, social, and psychological costs? Please share your thoughts.
- Should the preventive measures be effective not only in the three cities mentioned but also in others? Why or why not?
- In your opinion, do you think all businesses should still continue to operate regardless of the pandemic’s threat? Please explain your answer.
- Kindly share the preventive measures your country has been implementing.
Express Your Opinion:
- “Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru
- “Keep calm and stay home. Stay safe and you will save lives.” — Anonymous
- “The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” — Andy Gilman