Churches And Mosques To Remain Close As Lagos State Suspends Re-Opening.

Churches And Mosques To Remain Close As Lagos State Suspends Re-Opening.

The scheduled reopening of churches and mosques in Lagos State has been suspended by the state Government given the current evaluation of coronavirus diseases in the state.

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Tuesday during a press briefing at the state house, describing the decision as "an extreme one" He said since the announcement of June 19 as the date for reopening of religious centres on conditions that they will careful comply with health guidelines, the state has been intently observing the circumstance and has now reasoned that any type of re-opening can't continue.

“We are now hereby suspending, with immediate effect, the plan to re-open religious houses and places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and continue to base our decision-making on data modelling; as well as on the responsibility we have to act in a manner that ensures the protection of all of you the people of Lagos State.

“This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, it is simply in line with our ongoing evaluation of evolving scenarios regarding the course of the infection in Lagos State and the corresponding public health advisory guidelines issued by the experts.

“Therefore, until further notice, all places of worship in Lagos State will remain closed. Social and events centers, and social clubs, will also remain closed, for now,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.

The governor said as of Monday, Lagos State had recorded 7,319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.

Of this number, 1,137 have fully recovered and been discharged, while 82 have died, leaving 6,100 active cases under management in the state, he said.

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