Lagos state government says it is partially lifting the ban placed on Religious activities in the state.
The Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a live broadcast made the announcement with the condition that the worship centres will open only on Fridays And Sundays with all attendees wearing Face Mask.
The governor also announced that hotels can now open for business also.
The ban was implemented as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Corona virus in the state.
The governor stated that all religious gatherings must have not more than 40% of their congregation, and that persons below the age of 15 should be excused from places of worship while citizens that are above the age sof 65 should not be allowed into places of worship.
”From the 19th of June for our Muslim worshippers and 21st of June for our Christian worshippers, we will be allowing all of our religious bodies to open at the maximum of 40% of their capacity.
Even if your 40% capacity is so at large, you cannot have beyond 500 worshippers at once.
We will be encouraging people to have more than one service and to ensure that they keep there premises clean, disinfect before another round of worship can take place.
We also advise that there should only be mandatory Friday and Sunday services. All other night vigils and services must be put on hold for now until we review our current situation.
Persons below the age of 15 should be excused from the places of worship and citizens that are above the age sof 65 should not be allowed into these places of worship.’
He said communion services where people share items to eat should desist. Also sharing of Kettles in mosques is prohibited.
The governor also announced that manufacturing companies in the state can now open for work between the hours of 7am and 6pm.
He instructed civil servants in the state on grade levels thirteen and fourteen to resume work from Monday, June 8, 2020, while those on Grade 1 to 12 are to remain at home till further notice.
The governor announced that hotels and all other hospitality businesses can now open for services while Restaurants outside hotels can open for takeaway services only.
Bars, cinemas, night clubs, spas, and other leisure parks remain closed for the next two weeks and non-essential interstate travels remain banned.
The governor said schools remain closed for now
This news is heartwarming especially to many people who had registered their displeasure when the Lagos Government ordered on Wednesday that religious activities in Lagos state remained on lock down following the increasing cases of covid-19 in Lagos state that has gone beyond five and Sixty seven Deaths