The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) suspends its lotto draws beginning January 10 to January 12 due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a statement posted Monday, the PCSO said the suspension of draw games is to ensure the health and safety of their employees, all agents, and the public.
“Dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng talaan ng COVID cases sa ating bansa at upang mapangalagaan ang kalusugan, kaligtasan at kapakanan ng mga taga PCSO employees, mga ahente at ng publiko, pansamantala po naming sinususpindi ang lotto draw operations mula sa araw na ito, ika-10 ng Enero 2022 hanggang ika-12 ng Enero 2022. Ito ay upang maisagawa ang kaukulang hakbangin sa seguridad ng lahat,” PCSO said.
Meanwhile, the selling of tickets will continue and catch-up draws will be held on the first day of the resumption of draw operations on January 13.
“Mananatili pong bukas ang mga lotto outlets para sa ating mga kababayang nais bumili ng tickets para sa digit, jackpot games, keno at instant sweepstakes,” the agency added.
Small Town Lottery (STL) operations, on the other hand, will continue in areas authorized by the local government, PCSO said.
The agency encouraged everyone to follow the minimum health protocols to help curb the spiking number of COVID-19 infections in the country. – WhatALife.ph