日本推出餐飲防疫神道具 網驚:手機控怎麼活? | Japan unveils handheld masks for elegant diners

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【看CP學英文】日本京都近來推出一款手持口罩,方便人們一面用餐,一面兼顧防疫,填補吃飯造成的防疫漏洞。

Universities and restaurants in Kyoto, Japan have come up with an innovative handheld face mask for diners to use when eating with others to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

日本人用餐時通常都會與朋友閒聊,為了避免吃飯時遭感染,手持口罩應可有效降低風險。手持口罩和普通口罩大小與材質差不多,只是多了一個把手。

According to local Japanese-language media, diners usually have conversations over their meals, so to protect them, the handheld face mask, which includes a handle with a face-size paper or fabric attached to the end, should prevent virus-spread under close proximity. 

日本媒體報導指出,8月25日,約有20名餐廳代表齊聚京都的一家飯店,測試邊用餐邊使用手持口罩的經驗。

About 20 people, including restaurant representatives, gathered at a hotel in Kyoto on Aug. 25 and had a meal while trying out the prototype, according to reports. 

受測者以慣用手用餐,另一隻手則握著手持口罩,體驗使用手持口罩是否舒適。

Participants held eating utensils in their dominant hand and raised the new face masks to their faces to test the comfort of it when talking to others.

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報導也指出,京都市右京區的嵯峨美術大學將針對受測者的回饋,對手持口罩進行改良。

Local media added that students of Saga Art University (京都市右京區的嵯峨美術大學) will make adjustments to the masks to ensure better quality in the future based on questionnaires they handed out and received back during this trial-run.