Thai govt declares end of official mourning period for late king

Thai govt declares end of official mourning period for late king
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BANGKOK - As the mourning period following the passing of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej drew to a close yesterday, the government provided guidelines to the public.

According to the Public Relations Department, civil servants were supposed to wear mourning attire until yesterday.

A Cabinet resolution had extended the period of mourning for civil servants, adding two days on to the end of the original period of October 13, 2016 to last Friday.

The general public were urged to wear black clothes or appropriate clothing with a black bow until the end of yesterday. They were also told to end the mourning period and wear normal clothing starting today.

Flags at government offices, state enterprise buildings and schools were to fly at half-mast until late last night. All mourning symbols and signs were to be removed overnight.

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