As part of the gradual ease of the lockdown imposed to flatten the curve of Covid-19 in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed Muslims and Christians to open their worship centres beginning from the 19th and 21st of this month.
However, they will be permitted to accommodate only fourty percent of their worship centres capacity and obey all protocols and guidelines released by the Lagos State Safety Commission and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who announced the new measure on Thursday during a news briefing at the Lagos House, Marina said for now, vigils should not be held while persons below the age of 15 and those above 65 should not be alllowed in the places of worship due to their vulnerability
While gyms, bars and event centres remain closed for now, hotels and restaraunts are to open but with the conditions that they serve take away foods.
The Governor who promised that there would be another review in two weeks time, said for now, educational institutions are to continue with e-learning while the Ministry of Education would deliberate with stakeholders on guidelines for resumption..
Mr Sanwo-Olu who said protocols for treating those with mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 at home are being worked out, revealed that the State is planning to build an oxygen plan to address the shortage of the commodity needed by patients with severe symptoms.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also directed officers on levels 13 and 14 in the State civil service to resume work from Monday next week, said those on level 1-12 are to still remain at home.
He appealed to other State government to check those contravening the ban on inter-State movement, even as Lagos continue to collaborate with Ogun State on this.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu appealed to Lagosians to continue to wear face masks and obey all the advisories issued to curb the spread of Covid-19.