Breaking: Sanwo-Olu Orders Religious Centres To Open

The Lagos State Government has asked churches and mosque to reopen from August 7.

This order came from the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday.

“Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers”, he said during a briefing.

In the same vein, the governor said social clubs and recreational centers are allowed to open from August 14, in strict compliance with safety protocols and registration with LSSC.

“Clearance certificates to open are at this time being issued only to social clubs with registered trustees.

“Restaurants can open for in-dining services, from August 14, on the condition that they maintain 50% capacity and obtain a safety compliance certificate through the LSSC.

“Public gatherings can now hold with a maximum of 50 persons for meetings, funerals and other social events,” he added.

Worship centers had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

The Presidential Task Force had relaxed the ban on churches and mosques in the country but the State insisted that worship centers remained shut.

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