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[팟캐스트] (362) 외국인 코로나 환자 치료비 부담 검토 / 롯데월드타워 스카이브릿지 오픈

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 22, 2020 - 17:40
  • Updated : Jul 22, 2020 - 17:43

진행자: 임현수, Kevin Lee Selzer

1. Korea may start charging passengers arriving with COVID-19


[1] South Korean health officials said Tuesday they may start charging passengers arriving with COVID-19 for medical expenses, if the coronavirus influx continues to place a strain on the medical capacity.

*influx: (사람 등이) 밀어닥침

*strain: 부담, 중압감

*capacity: 수용력

[2] Yoon Tae-ho, director general for public health policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said in a regular closed-door briefing that the government may have to start asking arriving patients to pay parts of their medical bills, should the pandemic persist. Under the current regulations, the government covers all of the treatment and testing costs for confirmed patients.

*persist: 집요하게 계속하다

*cover: 커버하다, 덮다

[3] “Accumulating cases could pose a burden on the state health insurance system. Covering all of the costs may not prove sustainable in the long run,” he said.

*pose: 제기하다

*burden: 부담

*sustainable: 지속가능한

*in the long run: 장기전

[4] According to the National Health Insurance Service, treating a COVID-19 patient costs around 3.31 million won to 70 million won, depending on the severity of symptoms.

*severity: 심각성

기사원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200721000238

2. Walking above Seoul


[1] Lotte World Adventure will launch its Sky Bridge Tour program Friday from the top of its observatory, Seoul Sky, at Lotte World Tower.

*observatory: 천문대

[2] Lotte World Tower, a 123-story skyscraper in eastern Seoul, will add the Sky Bridge Tour program to its activity list. The program allows participants to cross the outdoor Sky Bridge, which connects the tower’s two structures.

*structure: 구조물

[3] The 11-meter bridge is situated 541 meters above ground. It will be the first time the tower’s uppermost structures are opened to the public. Tour participants can enjoy a 360-degree view of Seoul.

*Uppermost: 가장 위의

[4] The one-hour tour can accommodate up to 12 people at a time. The tour begins from Sky Station on the 117th floor. After receiving safety instructions, the participants can put on safety gear and a brief tour of Seoul Sky will follow.

*accommodate: 수용하다

기사원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200721000847