By Adetutu Adesanya (Correspondent, Lagos)
Baring any further change of mind, the Lagos State government has finally resolved to re-open worship centers in the state next week Friday, August 7, 2020.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved this decision which he made known on Saturday during a briefing on COVID-19 pandemic, at the Lagos House in Marina, Lagos Island.
Sanwo-Olu said that in line with the re-opening, mosques will resume worship activities on Friday next week, while churches will resume on Sunday, August 9. He stressed that the existing rule of not more than a worship capacity of 50 persons will be allowed.
The governor directed religious leaders in the state to immediately provide hand sanitisers and hand-held thermometer checks at the worship centers, as according to him, government will ensure strict compliance with social distancing at the worship centers.
For schools operating in the state, however, the governor explained that they will open on Monday August 3, 2020, for exit classes only.
Recall that Churches in lagos were shut down by the state government at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown on March 27 this year. NNL.