👤 Adenike Lucas, DENISAURUS News
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed that religious centres in the state will begin to re-open soon.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, told reporters at a media event, that mosque and churches could only open once a week.
In addition, restriction on capacity for public gathering will be increased from 20 to 50.
“Places of worship in Lagos will now be open from Friday, the 7th of August, for our Muslim worshippers and on Sunday, the 9th of August, for our Christian worshippers,” he said.
“But we’ll only be allowing 50 percent of their capacity; a maximum of 50 percent of their capacity at either the church or the mosque. Churches that have Saturday worship day will also be allowed to start holding their Saturday worship.”
“We will be increasing the permissible capacity for public gatherings from 20 that we had in the past months to 50 persons. This means that at annual general meetings, at funerals, at regulated social events, you can actually increase the capacity now.”
However, he explained that the public still needed to exercise caution in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.
“Lagosians should also continue to keep in mind that mass gatherings can increase the spread of infectious disease. As such, all standard prevention and control measures must still be strictly adhered to. Physical distancing, mandatory temperature checks, use of face masks in public, regular disinfection of premises and personal hygiene, we must continue to ensure and enforce compliance with all of these things.”