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Official mourning period to end on October 30: Govt spokesman

Government spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Saturday that the mourning period for the passing of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will end on Monday, October 30.

Sansern said the official end of the mourning period has been agreed upon by the Cabinet.

He said that people would not be required to wear colourful clothes on that day, despite rumours to that effect on social media.

The spokesman also denied that the government had instructed the Prachuap Khiri Khan governor to tell residents of all districts to wear yellow on Monday. No instruction on clothing has been given, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, areas around the Royal Cremation Ground have returned to normal after the funeral was completed on Friday.

Most roads that were closed during the ceremony have reopened to traffic.

The Royal Cremation Ground at Sanam Luang, however, remained restricted. Mourners wishing to get inside to pay respects to the late king were required to present their identification card as well as wear proper attire.

Normal life has largely resumed for pedestrians and commuters in the area, although security officers will stand guard until the completion of the mourning period on Monday.

The Nation

 

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