Lagos Govt okays full reopening of Churches, Mosques

Lagos Govt okays full reopening of Churches, Mosques

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the state briefing

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a briefing in the state on Saturday, September 19, 2020 announced that the state government has approved the full reopening of worship centres in the state.

This announcement comes after months of shut down due to the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19), though few weeks ago, the state had allowed for a gradual re-opening of places of worship as lockdowns eased.

According to the Governor, churches are now allowed to observe their mid-week services, while the mosques are also allowed to carry out their five times a day prayer routine, with strict compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols.

With the full re-opening now, Sanwo-Olu urged Lagosians to continue to act responsibly and maintain the required levels of hygiene.

His words, “We must not forget that the coronavirus pandemic is still very much with us, and we must, therefore, strive to prioritize the safety of all our children, teachers, parents, and the entire society”.

Data reports from the NCDC have it that the total infections in the country have now risen to 56,956, with 48,305 patients recovered and 1,094 deaths recorded.

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