The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has temporarily closed The Millions members’ lounge at Happy Valley Racecourse and ordered staff to get tested after three customers who attended earlier this month tested positive to COVID-19.
According to information released by The HKJC, a person who was confirmed positive on 9 January and two people who returned preliminary positive results the following day had attended The Millions on 1 January.
The Club said it has since arranged a deep clean of the venue to be undertaken while COVID-19 tests had been arranged for staff.
“The Club emphasises a high importance regarding the protection of our employees, Members and customers,” the Club said.
“As soon as the Club was made aware of this incident, immediate actions have been undertaken to track the visiting records of the concerned person and traced whether there were Members, customers and employees who were within the vicinity of the Premises during the same period.
“We have successfully identified the Member who made the venue booking and reminded the Member to inform other guests.”
The HKJC has already reduced attendance levels at its race meets following other confirmed cases in recent weeks, with only staff members, club officials, licensed personnel and people deemed essential allowed to attend meets through 19 January.