VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories December 3

This week: no lockdown, no bar reopening, 'Boss' mystery and a street shooting.

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories December 3
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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories December 3

published : 3 Dec 2021 at 12:23

writer: Gary Boyle

This week: no lockdown, no bar reopening, 'Boss' mystery and a street shooting.

The government will not impose a lockdown despite concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

However, the government might also further delay the reopening of pubs, bars and karaoke shops as it believes they pose a high Covid risk .

In Pattaya, bars have urged the government to ease Covid rules to allow them to sell alcoholic drinks ahead of the New Year Festival.

Over 80% of the population has been vaccinated and the rate of infections and Covid-19 clusters has dropped significantly , a Pattaya business leader said.

Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, wanted for a hit-and-run case from 2012, is believed to be in Austria.

Police, however, claimed to still not know his whereabouts .

A government worker has surrendered to police to face a charge of murdering a passenger in his mother's car, who was chased and shot dead in Kanchanaburi.

The victim was shot 10 times in the head and body with a 9mm pistol , police said.

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Vocabulary

  • cluster : group of people, animals or things close together - กลุ่ม
  • concern : a worry - ความกังวล
  • delay (verb) : to do something later than is planned or expected; to cause something to happen at a later time - เลื่อน, เลื่อนเวลา
  • despite (prep) : used to show that something happened or is true although something else might have happened to prevent it; used to show that somebody did not intend to do the thing mentioned - ถึงอย่างไรก็ตาม, ทั้ง ๆ ที่
  • ease : to make a problem, situation or pain less severe or serious - บรรเทา
  • hit-and-run : (of a road accident) caused by a driver who does not stop to help - ที่ชนแล้วหนี
  • impose : to force someone to accept something - กำหนด,บังคับ
  • pistol : a small gun that you hold in one hand - ปืนพก,ปืนสั้น
  • risk : the possibility that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen - ความเสี่ยง
  • scion (noun) : a young member of a family, especially a famous or important one - ทายาท
  • significantly : in an important way - อย่างมีความหมาย, อย่างสำคัญ
  • surrender : to give yourself up - ยอมจำนน
  • urge : to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take - ผลักดัน, กระตุ้น
  • variant : a thing that is a slightly different form or type of something else - สิ่งที่ผันแปร, สิ่งที่แตกต่างกัน
  • whereabouts : where someone is - ที่อยู่,สถานที่,ตำแหน่งที่
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