男童拒戴粉色口罩怕被笑 陳時中率團隊「暖心示範」 | CECC members show the lead, wear pink face masks

The CECC at a routine press conference on April 13, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】2019新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疫情持續延燒,口罩引發熱購潮,但是先前有家長反應,自己的兒子不肯戴粉色口罩,因為怕被同學笑,對此指揮官陳時中昨(12)天坦言,他們也很煩惱,但請大家體諒。

Amid the spread of the Coronavirus, face masks have become a scarce commodity coveted by many. Still, a young boy reportedly refused to wear a pink face mask to school for fear of being laughed at by his classmates, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Speaking at a daily press briefing on Monday, health minister Chen Shih-chung acknowledged the issue and asked for more consideration amid the outbreak.

今天指揮中心再度召開疫情說明記者會,而且所有出席官員特別全部配戴粉紅色口罩,想要以身作則,示範男生也可以配戴粉色口罩。

Against this backdrop, all members of the CECC donned on pink face masks to personally demonstrate to young boys that it’s okay to wear pink face masks.

指揮官陳時中表示,全部戴粉紅色的口罩,也是昨天有媒體問說,有男孩子帶著粉紅色的口罩,到學校遭人議論,陳時中強調,粉紅色的也不錯,我們以前最喜歡看的卡通就是粉紅豹嘛。

Chen said that the act was intentional to help the young boy overcome his fear.

He also pointed out that pink is not a bad color, and even jokingly sharing that his favorite cartoon was “The Pink Panther”.