2016-10-14: The Thai king Bhumibol died on Thursday afternoon (13 October, local time). There are disruptions to public life. Large gatherings are to be expected particularly at the Siriraj Hospital and at the royal palace in Bangkok. Heightened security measures are in place. The coffin of the king will be transferred from the Siriraj Hospital to the royal palace on Friday (14 October). A national mourning period was declared to last for one year. There are restrictions at entertainment facilities (e.g. restaurants, bars, shopping areas) for at least 30 days.