Lagos eases coronavirus lockdown, reopening churches, mosques

Nigeria: Lagos eases coronavirus lockdown, reopening Places of worship

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:36 pm

The governor of Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos stated on Saturday churches and mosques would reopen subsequent week as the authorities move to ease the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.

“Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the seventh of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers,” Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated in a statement.

But the numbers of worshippers will be constrained as a measure to stop similarly infections.

“We will only allow 50% of their maximum capacities, both at the church or at the mosque,” he said.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there will be Friday worships for our Muslim followers and Sunday worships for our Christian followers,” the governor said.

But night vigils and other services are still now not allowed, he added.

Sanwo-Olu additionally recommended elderly worshippers from sixty five years to stay at home.