- The Lagos state government has discharged 20 more COVID-19 patients after full recovery
- This brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 928
- Lagos state, Nigeria's coronavirus epicentre, had 5,277 confirmed cases and 67 deaths
The Lagos state's Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 20 more COVID-19 patients after testing negative twice consecutively.
The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, June 3, announced the discharge of six females and 14 males.
The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 928.
Eight of the patients were released from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 11 from Gbagada, one patient from Agidingbi.
Lagos state, Nigeria's coronavirus epicentre, had 5,277 confirmed cases and 67 deaths, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state government on Tuesday, June 2, made known its position on the possibility of lifting the coronavirus-induced ban worship centres like churches and mosques.
Speaking on Tuesday, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the commissioner for home affairs, stated that as the epicentre of coronavirus, Lagos is not yet ripe to contain the risk involved in allowing religious gatherings again for now.
Elegushi pointed out that the agreement to keep worship centres shut until further notice was reached at the 2020 ministerial press briefing convened to honour Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's first year in office.
The commissioner said that many religious leaders in the state have claimed that they cannot take the responsibility of ensuring compliance with social-distancing rules by their congregations.
In another related development, Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised all state governments to consider giving Imams and pastors special palliatives in order to cushion the effect of the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
Legit.ng gathered that the rights advocacy group argued that such relief would calm the agitations for the early reopening of churches and mosques for worship.
MURIC who gave the advice in a statement issued by the director Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday, May 20, noted that citizens are restless and hungry as a result of the lockdown for nearly two months.
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