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Chulalongkorn University confirmed 16 staff had been found infected with Covid-19.

The disease was detected in an employees' dormitory named Chula Nivas.

The director of Thepha School in Songkhla, accused of raping a student and carrying a gun in public, has resigned.

The man reportedly pulled out a gun during morning assembly.

He claimed he wanted to make his apology "loud."

The Public Health Ministry said that more than 1.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be administered by April.

The roll-out would be for at-risk groups including people aged 60 and older, in 10 provinces.

Activists on Wednesday gathered in Bangkok for a second consecutive day to demand the release of their leaders.

Four of their leaders were held on royal defamation charges.

Vocabulary

  • activists (noun): people who take part in activities that are intended to achieve political or social change, especially someone who is a member of an organisation - นักกิจกรรม
  • administer (verb): to give drugs, medicine, etc. to somebody - ให้ (ยา), จ่ายยา
  • apology: an act of saying sorry - คำขอโทษ
  • assembly (noun): a group of people who have gathered together การชุมนุม, การประชุม - การชุมนุม, การประชุม
  • confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน
  • consecutive: following one after another in order and with nothing else in between - ที่ต่อเนื่องตามลำดับ
  • defamation: the offence of writing or saying something bad about someone that is not true and makes people have a bad opinion of them - การใส่ร้าย
  • dormitory: a large building in or near a college or university, where students live - หอพัก
  • dose: an amount of drug that has been measured so that you can take it - ปริมาณยาที่ให้ต่อครั้ง
  • rape: to commit the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wish - ข่มขืน
  • rollout (noun): an occasion when a company introduces or starts to use a new product - การนำ(สินค้า ฯลฯ) ออกส่สายตาประชาชนเป็นครั้งแรก
  • vaccine: a substance which contains a form that is not harmful of a virus and which is given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease which the virus causes - วัคซีน
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