VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories October 15

VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories October 15

This week: reopening, raids, Squid Games and B600M concerts

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he will open up the country to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from at least 10 countries on Nov 1.

The prime minister named the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States among the first group of countries.

Pattaya police raided a karaoke bar on Monday and arrested 27 customers and a staff member.

The bar was open later than legal hours and patrons were being served alcoholic drinks.

Police warned that Squid Game, a popular South Korean survival drama on Netflix, contains violent scenes that could leave a negative impression on viewers.

Police said the show has scenes of murder, and could lead viewers to engage in crimes in real life.

The Tourism and Sports Ministry expects to spend up to 600 million baht on two concerts in Bangkok and Phuket.

Two artists -- Blackpink's 'Lisa' and opera star Andrea Bocelli -- will perform. No dates have been confirmed for the concerts.
 

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Vocabulary

  • arrest: (of the police or, in this case, soldiers) to take someone under control because they are believed to have committed a crime - จับกุม
  • confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน
  • crime: an illegal activity or action - อาชญากรรม
  • engage in: to take part in a particular activity - มีส่วนร่วมใน
  • impression (noun): the effect that an experience or a person has on somebody/something - ผลกระทบ, ร่องรอย
  • patron: a customer; someone who uses a particular entertainment place, hotel, restaurant, etc. - ลูกค้า
  • raid: to use force to enter a place suddenly in order to arrest people or search for something such as illegal weapons or drugs - บุกเข้าจับ, เข้าตรวจค้น
  • survival: the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions - การอยู่รอด
  • vaccinate: to give someone a vaccine, usually by injection (putting a liquid, especially a drug, into a person's body using a needle and a syringe), to prevent them from getting a disease - ฉีดวัคซีน
  • violent: involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill somebody - รุนแรง, ร้ายแรง, สาหัส
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