VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 9

This week: factory explosion, looming lockdown and Phuket problems

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 9
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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories July 9

published : 9 Jul 2021 at 12:12

writer: Gary Boyle

This week: factory explosion, looming lockdown and Phuket problems

One rescuer was killed and more than 60 people injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in Samut Prakan.

Firefighters took more than 24 hours to douse the fire, which affected at least 80,000 people.

The cause of the explosion is unknown.

The government is set to impose tougher measures to slow the rising rate of Covid-19 cases, including restricting people's movements.

A minister said the new measures will be as tough as those enforced in April last year.

The first Covid-infected tourist was found in the Phuket Sandbox scheme .

The man, from the United Arab Emirates, arrived in a tour group, which is now in 14-day quarantine.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has gone into self-quarantine for 14 days. He was in close contact with a person who later tested positive for coronavirus during the reopening of Phuket.

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Vocabulary

  • douse : to make a fire stop burning by pouring water over it or to end a conflict - สาดน้ำหรือของเหลว, จุ่มในของ
  • enforced (adj) : that somebody is forced to do or experience without being able to control it - โดยถูกบังคับ
  • explosion (noun) : the sudden violent bursting and loud noise of something such as a bomb exploding; the act of deliberately causing something to explode - การระเบิด
  • impose : to force someone to accept something - กำหนด,บังคับ
  • injured (adj) : hurt in an accident, natural disaster, attack, etc. - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
  • measures (noun) : actions taken to solve a particular problem - มาตรการ
  • rescuer : a person who saves someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต
  • restrict : to limit - จำกัด
  • scheme : a plan that is developed by a government or large organisation in order to provide a particular service for people - แผนการ โครงการ
  • test positive : to show in a medical test that a particular virus, bacteria, disease is present in the body - ตรวจพบว่าติดเชื้อ
  • tough : demanding that particular rules be obeyed and ready to give out punishments to those who refuse - ที่ลงโทษร้ายแรง เข้มงวด
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