Lagos state govt suspends reopening of churches and Mosques

June 17, 2020
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Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the initially planned reopening of religious centers round the state.

On June 4, the state governor Sanwo-Olu announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He said 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.

However during a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended. He said the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Lagos state has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, with a total of 7319 confirmed cases.

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