Health officials and police in WA are racing to find out exactly how a security guard contracted the highly infectious UK strain of coronavirus from hotel quarantine in Perth. Two separate inquiries are now under way. Tests for 13 contacts of the guard have come back negative and a further 66 contacts have been identified. Residents and businesses in Perth, the south west and Peel regions are all preparing for their second full day of lockdown. There were, thankfully, zero new cases of COVID in the Perth region yesterday.
Firefighters are battling a fast-moving bushfire that has destroyed at least three homes and is threatening lives in Perth's hills. Hot, windy conditions are fanning the flames and spreading the fire in a north-westerly direction. At least two firefighters have been injured, a fire truck has been destroyed. And an evacuation centre has been set up in Swan View, but residents in some areas have been told it is too late to leave. An emergency warning is in place for large area that stretches from Wooroloo to the Tonkin Highway.
And the United States has struck a major deal with a Brisbane firm to produce COVID testing kits to be used in the homes of millions of Americans. $303 million will be given to biotech company Ellume, to produce more than a half million tests a day by the end of the year. Much of the money will go to build the manufacturing base in the United States. The test is not approved for use here in Australia.
消防员正在与一场快速蔓延的丛林大火搏斗，这场大火已摧毁珀斯山区至少三所房屋，并对生命构成威胁 。炎热、多风的天气在助长火势，目前大火正在向西北方向蔓延 。至少有两名消防员受伤，一辆消防车受损 。有关部门在Swan View建了一个疏散中心，但部分地区的居民被告知已经来不及撤离 。从乌罗鲁地区到Tonkin高速公路的大片区域都发布了紧急警报 。
美国与布里斯班一家公司达成了一项重大协议，生产用于数百万美国家庭的新冠肺炎检测试剂盒 。生物技术公司Ellume将获得3.03亿美元，目标是到今年年底，每天生产50多万份检测产品 。大部分资金将用于在美国建立生产基地 。这种检测产品在澳大利亚未获得使用批准 。
1. under way 进行中的；已开始的；
An investigation is under way to find out how the disaster happened.
2. prepare for 为…做准备；筹备；
Life if full of challenges. We should hope for the best and pr epare for the worst.
生活充满挑战 。我们应该抱最好的希望，做最坏的打算 。
3. at least （数量）至少，不少于；
At least ten people were killed in the crash.
4. set up 创建；建立；安排；组建；
The community centre was set up under the auspices of a government initiative.