Despite the rise in the cases and deaths caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Lagos State Government has finally given in to the pressure to lift the ban and issue the reopening of worship centres across the state.
In addition, to the reopening of worship centres, the Lagos State Government has also lifted the eat-in restrictions in restaurants. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the executive governor of the state made this announcement while addressing citizens in the state earlier today, Saturday, August 1st, 2020 in a tweet that released by his press secretary via twitter. See details below:
Lagos State Governor, @jidesanwoolu orders reopening of places of worship centres from August 7.
The Governor also increases public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.#COVID19#ForAGreaterLagos pic.twitter.com/5EgkpQPPSI
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) August 1, 2020
The major developments announced by the governor include:
- Reopening of Worship Centres in Lagos State from 7th August 2020 with a maximum of 50 people allowed.
- Reopening of schools for all students of graduating classes like (Primary 6, JSS3, SS3) for preparation for the upcoming WAEC, NECO and other exams.
- Approval of eat-in services in restaurants across Lagos State.
- Night clubs and Cinemas to remail closed in Lagos State.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu added that most of the developments were targetted at helping the students preparing for their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations coming up later in August.
As of Friday, July 31, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control released statistics that Lagos State currently has 15,121 cases in total. The governor alongside his press advisor, Gboyega Akosile took out time to visit some patients in hospitals across the state in light of the Sallah season.
In the final parts of his interview, the governor urged all Lagosians to comply with the directives of the Lagos State COVID19 Task Force as the work toward curbing the spread of the deadly COVID19 virus.