VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 23

This week: Checkpoints, corpses, protests and a Phuket escapee

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 23
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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 23

published : 23 Jul 2021 at 13:03

writer: Gary Boyle

This week: Checkpoints, corpses, protests and a Phuket escapee

Travel around the country became difficult this week as checkpoints were set up in 13 provinces to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

And from Wednesday, all domestic passenger flights to and from the 13 provinces worst hit by Covid were banned .

Police in Bangkok fired water cannon , rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters.

Protesters demanded that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step down and the government be held accountable for its mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prayut expressed concern about three dead bodies found in Bangkok's streets, as people died after not receiving Covid treatment in time.

Three dead bodies were found in Bangkok on Tuesday, with one left lying in the street for 12 hours.

A Thai female tourist sneaked out of Phuket during the 14-day quarantine period under the "Phuket sandbox".

She left Phuket by plane to Bangkok and later went to Chon Buri. She was charged with violation of quarantine regulations.

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Vocabulary

  • accountable : responsible for something that has happened - ซึ่งรับผิดชอบ, สามารถอธิบายได้
  • banned : officially not allowed to do something - ห้ามอย่างเป็นทางการ  ถูกตัดสิทธิ
  • checkpoint : a place where people have to stop so their vehicles and documents can be checked - ด่านตรวจ
  • domestic : inside the country being talked about - ภายในประเทศ
  • mismanagement : organising or controlling something badly - การจัดการผิด
  • prevent (verb) : to stop somebody from doing something; to stop something from happening - ขัดขวาง, ป้องกัน, กัน, กีดขวาง
  • rubber (noun) : a bouncy, elastic material used in car tires and waterproof gloves - กล้ายาง
  • sneak (verb) : (past: snuck) to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen - เดินหลบ,เดินลับ ๆ ล่อ ๆ
  • step down : resign or leave from a high position or job - ลาออก, ลาออกจากตำแหน่ง
  • tear gas : a gas used by some police and armed forces to control crowds of people. It hurts the eyes and makes them produce tears - ก๊าซน้ำตา
  • treatment : the process of providing medical care - การรักษา
  • violation : an action that is against a law, agreement, principle, etc. - การฝ่าฝืน
  • water cannon : a machine that produces a powerful flow of water, used by the police to control crowds of people -
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