Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday ordered the re-opening of places of worship in Lagos, starting from August 7. This is part of the strategy to ease lockdown imposed to flatten coronavirus in the state.
Sanwo-olu in his address approved Friday, Saturday and Sunday worship services for Muslims and Christian faithful in the state, noting that it must be 50 per cent capacity of their actual congratulation.
The Governor also increased public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people. He made this known at a press briefing in Marina, as he encouraged Lagosians above 65 to remain at home , saying vigils are still not allowed in Worship Centres.
According to Sanwo-olu, “No facemask no entry policy should be observed in our religious centres and all religious centres must have sanitizers and emergency numbers must be advertised at the entrance of their worship centres.”
Governor Sanwo-olu in his address also said restaurants are now permitted to have in-dinning services with 50 percent capacity from August 14 and must have permission from the Lagos State Safety Commission to do so.
Social Clubs and recreation centers are also allowed to open from August 14 and must be certified by Safety Commission, while cinema and night clubs remain close and will be reviewed.
Sanwo-olu urged civil servants in Lagos State to maintain status quo by the roaster from the Head of Service, noting that those working from home should avail themselves of the several platforms.