The Forbidden City and other monuments in Beijing will be closed to prevent contagions of the coronavirus. Read this information to know more about it.
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The Forbidden City in Beijing, closed to prevent contagions of the coronavirus

Beijing / One of the icons of Chinese historical and cultural heritage, the Forbidden City, in Beijing, will close its doors until further notice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus causing Wuhan pneumonia, which has already left at least 25 dead among 830 infected in the Asian country.

 

 
The state news agency Xinhua reported today that the monument – built in 1420, seat of the imperial throne until 1911 and World Heritage by UNESCO – will remain closed “in an effort to prevent contagion and stop the spread” of the cited disease.

It is not the only monument of interest closed for the same reason, since the Park of the Earth and the Temple of the Lamas will remain closed during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year, which begins this Saturday.

Similar measures affect the National Museum, the National Library, the National Museum of Art and the Prince Kung Mansion.

The symptoms of the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV provisionally by the World Health Organization (WHO), are in many cases similar to those of a cold, but may be accompanied by fever and fatigue, dry cough and dyspnoea (difficulty breathing). (January 24, 2020, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, el texto habla... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
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de la celebración del Nuevo Año chino.
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del número de personas que han muerto en China por una neumonía.
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de unos lugares de interés turístico que van a estar cerrados en Pekín.
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En el texto se dice que esos lugares... (It's said in the text that those places...)
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van a estar cerrados durante todo el año 2020.
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van a estar cerrados para evitar contagios de una enfermedad.
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van a seguir abiertos durante la celebración del Año Nuevo chino.
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Según el texto, todos esos lugares están... (According to the text, all those places are...)
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en la ciudad de Wuhan.
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en una ciudad próxima a la capital de China.
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en la capital de China.
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Sobre esa neumonía se dice que... (About that pneumonia it is said that...)
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hay cientos de personas infectadas en China.
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no hay víctimas mortales a causa de esa enfermedad.
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más de mil personas están infectadas en China.
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Sobre la Ciudad Prohibida se dice que... (About the Forbidden City, it's said that...)
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se está terminando de construir.
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la UNESCO la declaró Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
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se construyó hace 1420 años.
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En el vídeo se ve que... (It's watched in the video that...)
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unos sanitarios se están poniendo guantes y trajes especiales para evitar contagios.
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los médicos no llevan mascarillas.
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un hombre está desinfectando un tren con una fregona.
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'como mínimo' o 'como poco'.
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'por poco'.
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Algo que es 'similar' es... (Something that is 'similar' is...)
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'raro'.
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'parecido'.
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'diferente'.
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Si tienes 'fiebre'... (If you have 'fiebre'...)
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tienes la temperatura corporal muy baja.
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tu temperatura corporal es normal.
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tienes la temperatura corporal más alta de lo normal.
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Lo contrario de 'cerrado' es... (The opposite of 'cerrado' is...)
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'abierto'.
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'concluido'.
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'terminado'.
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el
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los
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la
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