SINGAPORE - A bottleneck at the priority queue - set aside for the elderly, disabled people, pregnant women and those with children aged below six - prompted the authorities to impose stricter rules on who could join the line, said ushers on the ground.
Now, children aged below six can be accompanied only by their parents, while elderly folk can be accompanied only by one other adult.
The queue to get into Parliament House, where the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is lying in state, swelled again on Thursday night. Ushers told people joining the queue around midnight that the wait would be seven or eight hours.
As at 1am on Friday, the wait was expected to be about eight hours. Members of the public were advised not to join the queue.
According to a recent update on the Remembering Lee Kuan Yew Facebook page, a shorter wait of two hours or so can be expected between 4am and 9am each morning.
The State Funeral Organising Committee said in a statement that members of the public should start queueing at the Padang (City Hall MRT).
Constant updates can also be found on www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg.