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From Friday August 7, 2020, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that worship centres in the state will reopen. While mulims will open mosques on Friday August 7, Christians will open Churches from Sunday August 9, 2020.

Worship centres had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 had approved the reopening of churches and mosques in the country in June but the Lagos State government insisted that worship centres remained shut.

Announcing this at a briefing on Saturday, the governor said, “Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers.

“We will only allow 50 per cent of their maximum capacity, either the church or at the mosque. Churches who have a Saturday worship day will also be allowed to hold worship.

“We must reiterate that places of worship to have their regular once a week service at designated days. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be Friday worships for our Muslim followers and Sunday worships for our Christian followers.

“We will monitor this for the next couple of weeks and see how the observation and compliance get as we move along. They are encouraged to have multiple services on those days but they should restrict it to those designated days of worship.

“In addition, the following conditions must also be fully met by all our religious centres; regular gatherings are permitted to hold but vigils and other services should still be on hold for now.

“We recommend and seriously appeal to our senior citizens – if you are aged 65 and above, you are still strongly advised not to attend these places of worship. Please stay back at home.”

Sanwo-Olu advised religious leaders to consider holding services in open spaces and well-ventilated areas “as circumstances of faith and tradition permit”.

“We should still ensure that ‘No Facemask, No Entry’ policy is maintained throughout the duration of the services. They should ensure that regular cleaning and disinfection of the facilities are carried out to maintain a clean and hygiene environment before, during and after the service.

“It is mandatory to provide handwashing facilities and hand sanitisers at the various worship places. Handshakes, hugs, hi-fives are not permitted during gatherings and should be emphasised and displayed at the various places of worship,” he added.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Friday night, Lagos has recorded over 15,000 Covid-19 infections and about 200 associated fatalities, the highest by a state in the country.

As at Friday July 31, 2020, the governor revealed that Lagos State still an epic centre has had a total of 15,150 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 10,835 persons who have recovered and been discharged,and 194 persons were lost to the virus, which “leaves us with 1813 active cases in community and 96 under management across various isolation centers in the State,” said Mr. Sanwoolu.

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