Lagos government cancels planned reopening of churches, mosques

Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu self-isolates after aide tests positive for COVID-19


Following a spike in the cases of coronavirus infection in Lagos state, the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers.

The governor had on June 4, announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He directed that Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

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