The Lagos state government on Wednesday said it may advise religious leaders in the state to stop Friday and Sunday services as part of the measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
It said the recent development on COVID-19 in Nigeria calls for social distancing and proper hand-washing.
The Commissioner for Information in Lagos, Gbenga Omotosho, said a meeting was being held with religious leaders on how to handle the present situation, where it might be suggested that they stop Friday and Sunday services.
He said in the interest of the public, all stakeholders must comply with the outcome of the meeting.
Omotosho spoke at the state secretariat while addressing the press on the recent increase in the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, also spoke at the press conference, said, “This is the time citizens need to practise proper hand-washing and social distancing to avert the spread of the virus.”
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Wednesday said the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country has increased to eight, with five newly recorded cases who had a travel history to the U.K and U.S.