VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories October 8

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories October 8

This week: tourist fees, UK's red list, whirlwinds and student jabs

The Tourism and Sports Ministry will start collecting a 500-baht tourism fee for a "tourism transformation fund" next year.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand governor said, "The additional cost won't have an impact on tourists as we want to focus on the quality market."

Thailand will be removed from the UK red list next week.

Many countries with high infection levels had been on the red list, requiring arrivals to spend 10 days in quarantine.

Many houses were damaged by whirlwinds which swept through Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan.

The violent windstorm toppled many trees, which fell onto houses and brought down electrical wires.

A Covid-19 vaccination drive for more than 5.04 million students nationwide started this week.

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Vocabulary

  • drive: a planned effort to achieve something - การผลักดัน,ความพยายาม
  • fund: money provided for something - เงินทุน กองทุน
  • impact (noun): an effect or influence - ผลกระทบ
  • infection: a disease or medical condition that is caused by a bacteria or by a virus or a parasite - การติดเชื้อ
  • quality: the standard of something when it is compared to other things like it; how good or bad something is - คุณภาพ
  • require: to make somebody do or have something, especially because it is necessary according to a particular law or set of rules - บังคับใช้ (กฎหมาย) กำหนด
  • transformation: a complete change in somebody/something - การเปลี่ยนรูป,การแปรรูป,การปฎิรูป,การเปลี่ยนสภาพ
  • violent: involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill somebody - รุนแรง, ร้ายแรง, สาหัส
  • whirlwind: a situation or series of events where a lot of things happen very quickly; a very strong wind that moves very fast in a spinning movement and causes a lot of damage - สิ่งที่เกิดขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็ว, ลมหมุน
  • wires (noun): metal in the form of thin threads - สายโลหะ
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