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The government has allayed concerns of people visiting the Grand Palace by launching a clothes lending service for those in need of proper mourning attires.
Black clothing, from shirts, trousers and skirts to shoes, is now available for borrowing free of charge at the public service booth of Chana Songkhram Police Station near Wiset Chai Si Gate of the Grand Palace. The service was introduced for the convenience of mourners coming out to pay respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej after many of them expressed concerns over the suitability of their attires.
The lending service is open from 8 am to 9 pm every day. Each borrower is required to present his or her identification card at checkout and must return the borrowed items by the closing time.
Meanwhile, at the tent set up at Sanam Luang by the royal medical team from Chulabhorn Hospital, a number of mourners have come to seek treatment for their illnesses. Medical services are being provided daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
As for people traveling to the Grand Palace from all corners of the country, Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda reported that officials have been sent out to facilitate their journeys and there have been no obstacles so far. He said transport services might be increased to allow more mourners to come to the capital.