Fast-spreading poisonous caterpillars now conquer the Golden Beach
After the five beaches in Tsuen Wan are "conquered" by poisonous sea caterpillars, now the Golden Beach near Tuen Mun also "falls into enemy hand". Lifeguards seized several sea caterpillars in the beach's shallow-water area yesterday morning. Fortunately now swimmer was hurt. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department immediately put up notices and made broadcast to alert swimmers. Some swimmers said they would keep their eyes open to keep themselves far away from sea caterpillars. Some other swimmers said they were afraid and would just take a sunbath at the beach. The Hong Kong Government Lifeguards General Union (HKGLGU) releases latest news on its Facebook page about beaches haunted by sea caterpillars, to keep the public updated.
Yesterday morning, lifeguards at the Golden Beach seized several sea caterpillars near the shore in the beach's protective enclosure behind the shark net. They put the caterpillars into a container and will drop them into the water outside the shark protection net when the tidal current is right, to let them drift with the current to a sea area far away from the beach.
A3, 07 April 2019
WORDS AND USAGE
●The development of an infection from the time the pathogen enters the body until signs or symptoms first appear.（〔細菌或病毒在體內〕潛伏）
1.The illness has an incubation period of up to 11 days.
2.Hepatitis has a long incubation period.
Pass on sth (phrasal verb)
●To give someone an infectious illness.（把病傳給別人）
1.There is a risk of passing the virus on.
2.I took the day off work because I didn’t want to pass on my flu to everyone in the office.
Step up (phrasal verb)
●To increase something.（增加，加強）
1.Security is being stepped up to deal with the increase in violence.
2.The president has stepped up the pressure on the groups to come to an agreement.
Feasibility study (noun)
●An examination of a situation to decide if a suggested method, plan, or piece of work is possible or reasonable.（可行性研究）
1.The local authority is to carry out a feasibility study into expanding the old stadium.
2.Feasibility studies are almost always conducted where large sums are at stake.
Fall into sb's hands (idiom)
●If someone or something falls into the hands of a bad person or enemy, that person gets them or is able to control them.（落入…手中）
1.If this report falls into the media's hands, you can expect a full-blown scandal.
2.Their ship had fallen into enemy hands.