- It is possible that there won't be any public gathering for religious purposes in Lagos for a long time
- This is as the cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the state is increasing
- To be safe, the state government has suspended the reopening of churches and mosques
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Following the rising cases of the coronavirus pandemic in Lagos, the state government on Tuesday, June 16. halted its plan to reopening churches and mosques.
The decision of the government was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during his briefing at the State House on Tuesday, Channels TV reports.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that barely seventy-two hours after he declared that all religious activities remained banned, Sanwo-Olo said that worship centres in the state would be allowed to reopen from June 19.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor said mosques are to reopen from Friday, June 19, while churches are to begin services from Sunday, June 21.
The governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 4, during a briefing at the Government House, Marina.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the state government was considering the full reopening of its economy which had been under partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Sunday, May 17, said that the government was considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, even though the move will not be pushed in a hurry.
He disclosed that in the coming days, the government would be rolling out a register-to-open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it to assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations.
The governor advised businesses to begin to adjust to the realities of COVID-19 by ensuring their workspaces comply with physical distancing guidelines.
Sanwo-Olu said the state government was still in the process of reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen.
He urged Lagos state residents to always wear a face mask when moving around, noting that failing to observe other public health guidelines have health risks.
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Source: Legit Nigeria