COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Restricts Churches, Mosques In Lagos

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restored restrictions on worship centres and banned carnivals and street parties in the state in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 hitting the state.

He disclosed this in a Friday statement.

The governor ordered that no church or mosque must hold any service exceeding two hours, while the congregation must not exceed 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue.

“Night Clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All Night Clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.

“The midnight to 4a.m curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

“The protocol of ‘No Mask No Entry’ must be enforced by all public places: Offices, Businesses, Markets, Shops, and so on.

“All Places of Worship (Churches, Mosques, etc.) must ensure that no gathering exceeds two hours, and also that no gathering exceeds 50% of the maximum capacity of the venue.

“A minimum of 2 meters’ distance should be maintained between seated or standing guests.

“All guests and service providers at events MUST wear nose masks/coverings before entry,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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The directives came as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that Lagos accounted for 459 out of the total 1,145 new COVID-19 cases recorded nationwide on Thursday, the highest single-day infection rate since Nigeria’s index case of the virus on February 27.

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