sanwoolu briefing

The Lagos state government has increased the number of people allowed in mass gathering from 20 to 50 Persons.

The government is also relaxing the ban on religious gathering.

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu announced these during a state broadcast on Saturday evening. 

The new regulation allows for only one day of activity in a week for the Mosques and the Churches and only 50% of the sitting capacity will be permitted at a time.

Moslem gatherings will resume on the 7th of August while Christians return two days after on the 9th. The state government advised persons above the age of 65, to stay at home.

Restaurants and social clubs who have met the conditions for reopening can go on for business from the 14th of August for in-dinning services. 

The state government will provide facemask for students returning to school from the 3rd of August.

“Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, August 7 for our Muslim worshippers and on Sunday, August 9 for our Christian worshippers.

“We will only be allowing 50 per cent of their capacity at either the church or the mosque. Churches that have Saturday worship day will also be allowed to start holding their Saturday worship.

“We must reiterate that places of worship are only permitted to have their regular once a week service on designated days.

For the avoidance of doubt, there will be Friday worship for our Muslim followers and Sunday worship for our Christian followers,” the governor said.

On the number of cases in the state, governor Sanwo-olu revealed that the state has witness a decline in fresh cases in the State.

“We must, however, mention that we have seen a gradual decrease in the positivity rate in Lagos State over the last two weeks which combines with our increase in the testing numbers.

“We will continue to fine-tune our strategy and our efforts to build on our successes and close all existing gaps if any.”

The governor is however optimistic that the state is winning the fight against the dreaded virus owning to the increase in the number of tested samples and the establishment of additional laboratories in the State.



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