Two checkpoints where mourners are screened before they can pay their respects before the Royal Urn will now be open around the clock until October 5.
The Royal Household Bureau announced earlier in the week that Saturday (September 30) would be the last day that members of the public would be able to visit the royal urn of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej resulting in the number of mourners flocking to the throne hall skyrocketing to 60,000 to 70,000 per day arriving.
As a result of the increase in mourners His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn extended the deadline from September 30 to October 5 to give mourners extra time to pay their respects.
An announcement was made yesterday by the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order around the Grand Palace that the two checkpoints where visitors are screened prior to entry would now be open around the clock.
Both the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be closed to visitors from October 6 until after the funeral ceremonies on October 29 for funeral preparations.
Source : Thenation
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