Hong Kong lottery Mark Six, which has been suspended since February 1, 2020 will not resume as scheduled on July 21 in the interests of public safety.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, which operates the popular lottery, said that the latest worrying development of the coronavirus situation prompted this decision.
Around 400,000 to 500,000 customers visit HKJC betting centers for each draw. Such heavy traffic poses a serious public health risk to the betting centers, said the operator.
The draw will now be postponed until further notice.