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Breaking! Lagos reopens worship centers August 7th

Lagos reopens worship centers

Worship centres in Lagos State are to reopen from 7th August, Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has announced.

Religious centres in the state were shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Announcing the reopening of religious centres in the state Saturday, 1st August 2020  the governor took to his Twitter account to inform Lagosians that only 50% capacity is allowed and that activities will hold only once a week.

He also advanced senior citizens, that is those age 65 and above to stay home and not attend religious gatherings.

Read his tweets below:

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 capacities, either at 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 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 compliance gets 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.”