每日英語跟讀 Ep.K066: About Europe - Hungarian family sails around the globe in a 50-feet boat called ’Teatime’
While the world was grappling with the pandemic, a Hungarian family of four decided last summer to fulfil their dream：sailing around the globe in a 50-feet boat called "Teatime."
Domonkos Bosze and his wife Anna, who have been sailing for more than a decade, had planned the adventure long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the pandemic presented them with the dilemma of whether this was the right time to go, in the end their determination overruled all worries and risks.
They follow the changes in coronavirus rules in each country and take a test or go into quarantine as required.
Depending on COVID restrictions, they plan to sail on this year or next year towards the Pacific, and now they say their trip could last another 5-6 years, stopping for extended periods in the southern Pacific and on the Indian ocean.
Czech trainers teach dogs to sniff out Covid 捷克訓練師教導狗狗偵測冠狀病毒疾病
In a dog training centre built inside a shipping container located in a Czech mountain village, Renda, Cap and Laky are being put to the test.
They sniff at six vessels, each containing a piece of cloth with scent from patients with Covid-19, negative donors, or fake samples.
The team of dog trainers are working in their own time and report a 95-percent success rate in Covid-19 detection in samples of human scent.
"The study is designed to verify dogs’ ability to detect Covid-19 and generate a method enabling the use of trained dogs in combatting the pandemic," project head Gustav Hotovy told AFP.
The samples used are obtained merely by rubbing a piece of cotton against the patient’s skin. The team then has to ensure the sample is virus-free to prevent the dogs from catching the disease.
Using the same sampling method, a Finnish team has been using dogs for testing at Helsinki airport, reporting its dogs can detect the virus with close to 100 percent accuracy.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1432907 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1432684
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