The National Lottery of Panama prepares for a reopening as soon as October 12 as last biosecurity measures and sanitary methods are taken.
An announcement was made last week by Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre where he reported about measures being taken for lotto companies to start selling tickets again.
The lottery will be practicing social distancing methods within their headquarters and selling points to comply with requirements asked by the World Health Organization and lastly, purchases of tickets will have to be done in a place specifically set up to keep proper controls ongoing.
Buyers will have to return or purchase their tickets at the entrance of Victor Julio Gutierrez Square, where these installations have been set up. 80 new cubicles were put in place for the “billeteros” and the street selling lottery vendors as they receive education on measures to be considered when selling.
Sanitary methods have been implemented since April in the region. Sucre commented on the situation “A large part of the people who sell (tickets) are elderly, and usually, to buy they form groups of people who are crowded together. This is something that worries us”.
According to this, a decision was made to only allow sellers of the National Charity Lottery to resume their activities only if said measures were properly applied.