Lagos release guidelines for reopening of worship centres

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has released guidelines for the reopening of worship centres across the state, pursuant to his earlier announcement that worship centres in the State will now reopen after more than four months of closure.

The Governor made this announcement late evening on Saturday via his Twitter handle, noting that worship centres at this time are not allowed to operate at optimum capacity

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“I am happy to announce the progress we are making in our fight against #COVID19 and the current decline in cases.

In view of this, we have taken the decision to reopen places of worship from August 7 for Muslims, and August 9, for Christians with 50% of their regular capacity” he said.

The governor called on Lagosians to keep their guard up and observe prescribed precautionary measures at all times

“While we try to ensure that life gradually returns to normal, we implore residents to continue to use face masks in public spaces and adhere strictly to all the public health safety measures and guidelines”.

He further stressed that the fight against COVID-19 is everyone’s business, hence adumbrating the need for self-regulation

“At this point, I have to emphasize how important and necessary it is for us to self-regulate. Everyone of us must take up the mantle of responsibility and ensure that we are self-regulating ourselves in our interest and in the interest of our loved ones” the Lagos governor tweeted.

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