VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories August 6

This week: Phuket death, more lockdown and another Thai Olympic medal

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories August 6
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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories August 6

published : 6 Aug 2021 at 12:21

writer: Gary Boyle

This week: Phuket death, more lockdown and another Thai Olympic medal

A Swiss woman, 57, was found dead among rocks at a waterfall on Phuket. She was believed to have been raped and murdered.

Police said the woman had arrived at Phuket airport on July 13 under the Phuket Sandbox reopening scheme .

The government extended lockdown measures for two more weeks, with another 16 provinces added to the dark red zone of maximum restrictions .

There were record highs of 191 new Covid-19 fatalities and 21,379 new cases on Friday.

A 45-year-old nurse died from Covid-19, less than a week after getting her first shot of Sinovac vaccine.

She had been taking care of her mother and niece who were also infected with Covid.

Boxer Sudaporn Seesondee lost the women's 60kg semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics, winning a bronze medal .

Sudaporn is the first Thai woman boxer to win an Olympic medal .

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Vocabulary

  • extend : to add more time - ยืดออกไป
  • measures : actions that are intended to achieve or deal with something - มาตราการ
  • medal : a flat piece of metal, usually shaped like a coin, that is given to the winner of a competition or to somebody who has been brave, for example in war - เหรียญรางวัล
  • niece : a daughter of your brother or sister, or a daughter of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister - หลานสาว
  • rape : to commit the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wish - ข่มขืน
  • record : the best or most ever achieved - สถิติ
  • restriction : a rule, action or situation that limits or controls someone or something - การจำกัด, การควบคุม
  • scheme : a plan that is developed by a government or large organisation in order to provide a particular service for people - แผนการ โครงการ
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