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Lagos State Government Lifts Ban On Religious Activities, Worship Services To Commence June 19

Lagos state government has just announced that it had lifted its ban on all religious activities in the state.

This ban was implemented as a preventive measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 virus in the state.

 Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed this new development during a press briefing today afternoon where he revealed that all the religious activities in the state was permitted to reopen on Friday 19th June for Muslims and 21st June for Christians.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu added that all religious gatherings must not have more than 40% of its normal congregation, no church should have more than 500 worshipers at once no matter the size of the church and that worshipers below the age of 15 should not be allowed at the place of worship while senior citizens above the age of 65 should not be allowed into places of worship either.

 He also encouraged religious leaders to hold more than one service and also always clean and disinfect their church premises before or after a worship service take place.

He added that there should only be a mandatory Friday and Sunday services. All other church activities and vigils are to be put on hold till further notice.

He said that common services where people share items to eat, like communions and also cases where kettles will be shared in mosques should be prohibited.

The governor of Lagos state also added that manufacturing companies in the state are now permitted to open for work between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm daily.

He also instructed civil servants on grade level 13 and 14 to resume work starting Monday, 8th June, while those of grade of 1 to 12 are to remain at home till further notice. 

He added that hotels and all other hospitability businesses in the state can now be open for service while restaurants outside hotels can still be open for a takeaway services only. 

Spas, night clubs, bars, cinemas and any other leisure parks are to remain closed for the next 2 weeks and other non-essential interstate travels will remain banned also till further notice.

However the governor said that all schools in the state will remain close for now till further notice as the issue of reopening schools is still being reviewed.

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