Lagos State Government on Tuesday stopped the reopening of Churches and Mosques which was billed for June 19 and 21 respectively due to the rising case of Covid-19, Coronavirus. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this statement during a press briefing at Lagos State House Marina.
In his address Sanwo-olu said “In the most recent guidelines which we issued on the gradual easing of the lockdown, based on the advice of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, I noted that we would shortly be permitting the restricted opening of religious houses, on the condition of strict compliance with detailed guidelines issued by the Lagos State Safety Commission.
” We have been closely monitoring the situation since then, and have now concluded that we cannot proceed with any form of re-opening for places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice.”
In his address Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State had recorded a total of 7,319 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of this number, 1,137 have fully recovered and been discharged, while 82 have sadly died, leaving 6,100 active cases under the management of the State.
Sanwo-olu noted that Lagos State still remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, with about 44 percent of the total number of confirmed cases nationwide.