- travel bubble /TRAV-uhl BUHB-uhl/
- contact tracing /KON-takt TREY-sing/
- plummet /PLUHM-it/
- scarcity /SKAIR-si-tee/
- roster /ROS-ter/
[noun] – agreement between two or more countries to open their borders to each other
Most countries nowadays engaged in travel bubbles to improve their economical status.
[noun] – the process of identifying people who have recently been in contact with someone diagnosed with an infectious disease
Contact tracing was immediately done on the city after a positive case was reported.
[verb] – to go down in amount or value very quickly and suddenly
Based on records, rice prices have plummeted by 40% as of March this year.
[noun] – a lack of something
The hospital earned a bad reputation due to its scarcity of medical equipment and supplies.
[noun] – a list of the people or things that belong to a particular group, team, etc.
A total of six people is listed on the roster for house cleaning.
The two cities are aiming to restart their respective tourism sectors that are dependent on tourists. Singapore’s tourist board reported that the country’s international arrivals plummeted by 81.2% during the third quarter of 2020. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines both have a scarcity of rosters for internal routes as well. “Our goal remains striking a right balance between public health and travel convenience so that the public will feel assured while providing certainty.” Hong Kong’s Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Edward Yau declared.
- What would be the ideal duration of the cities’ ATB before opening the flights completely?
- What would be the effect of Singapore and Hong Kong’s travel bubble on their respective economies?
- Should Singapore and Hong Kong open their respective airlines to other countries if the ATB is proven effective? Please share your thoughts.
- What are the benefits of having travel bubbles?
- How safe is flying during this time of the pandemic?
- under control