The Lagos State Government has announced that worship centres will resume its activities on Friday August 7, after months of restriction due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government however restricted gatherings at the worship centres to 50% of its regular capacity.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement during a media briefing on Saturday at the Lagos House, Marina, Lagos.
“I am happy to announce the progress we are making in our fight against #COVID19 and the current decline in cases,” said Sanwo-Olu.
“In view of this, we have taken the decision to reopen places of worship from August 7 for Muslims, and August 9, for Christians with 50% of their regular capacity.”
The Governor also announce that restaurants, social clubs and recreational centres will reopen on Friday, August 14.
“In the same vein, social clubs and recreational centers will also open from August 14, in strict compliance with safety protocols and registration with LSSC,” he said.
“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.”
Governor further urged residents in the state to adhere strictly to all the public health safety measures and guidelines.
“While we try to ensure that life gradually returns to normal, we implore residents to continue to use face masks in public spaces and adhere strictly to all the public health safety measures and guidelines,” he stated.
“At this point, I have to emphasize how important and necessary it is for us to self-regulate. Everyone of us must take up the mantle of responsibility and ensure that we are self-regulating ourselves in our interest and in the interest of our loved ones.”
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