By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 17: All 4D operators in Sarawak will reopen from June 19 onwards.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas informed that the business will resume with strict standard operating procedures (SOP) in place.
“So you can all go try your luck this Friday,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 today.
Yesterday (June 16), Magnum and Sports Toto announced in their Facebook pages about the reopening of all its outlets nationwide starting June 17 while Da Ma Cai put up an official notice on its official website.
Sports Toto, on its Facebook page, informed that services such as the selling of tickets, prize claiming and ticket refund for affected advance draws from March 18, 2020 to April 4, 2020, will be resumed starting June 17, 2020.
It also said that customers who bought advance draw tickets during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period may get a refund within 60 days starting from June 17.
Giving a friendly reminder, Sports Toto encouraged customers to pre-write numbers at home and buy advance draw tickets or tickets on non-draw days and non-peak hours during draw days to reduce physical contact at sales outlets.
Meanwhile, Magnum said that customers can get refunds for tickets bought for Draw IDs 325/20 to 330/20 before the MCO period starting June 17 to Aug 16.
They reminded customers to stay safe by practising good hygiene and social distancing when visiting the stores.
Da Ma Cai and dmcGO, in a notice on its website, said that strict precautionary measures will be implemented in all outlets to ensure a safe gaming experience for customers.
The company added that tickets with draw number 5039/20, 5040/20 and 5041/20 will be refunded until Aug 16, 2020.
All customers visiting the 4D outlets are required to adhere to the precautionary measures in place including taking body temperature, record details upon checking-in either through QR codes or manually written down in the registry books, sanitising hands, wearing face masks and maintaining social distance.
The lottery business throughout Malaysia has been closed for more than three months since MCO was implemented on March 18.
The reopening of lottery business follows the implementation of Recovery MCO last Wednesday (June 10) to allow nearly all business sectors to operate with the required standard operating procedure in place.
The RMCO is scheduled to last until Aug 31.—DayakDaily