Lagos to reopen religious centres
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The Lagos State government has reviewed some of the protocols being used to tackle the escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
At a press conference on Thursday at the Government House in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that the government would be relaxing the measures in the coming days.
He elaborated that this included the approval to open religious centres in the next two weeks, although it would come with some limitations.
“Dear Lagosians, we have completed an extended first phase and now, we are entering the second phase of our easing of the lockdown, in line with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and NCDC protocols on ease of lockdown,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He added, “From 14 days’ time, precisely from June 19 for our Muslim worshippers and from June 21 for our Christian worshippers; we will be allowing all of our religious bodies to open at a maximum of 40 per cent of their capacity and we will be working with them as expected.”
For places of worship with large crowds, the governor insisted that worshippers at such centres must not exceed 500 during a session.
He, nevertheless, noted that the government has allowed authorities to conduct more than one service but must maintain proper hygiene of the environment.