COVID-19: Lagos govt may restrict Jumaat, Sunday Services


Lagos state government has said that it may restrict religious gatherings in the state to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The State’s Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, on Wednesday, said a meeting was being held with religious leaders on how to handle the present situation, where it might be suggested that they stop Friday and Sunday services.

The commissioner who spoke with the press at the secretariat said in the interest of the public, all stakeholders must comply with the outcome of the meeting.

“This is the time citizens need to practise proper hand-washing and social distancing to avert the spread of the virus,” The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, also noted at the press conference.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported how the federal government placed visa restrictions on visitors from China, Italy and other countries with over one thousand cases of Coronavirus. The government also shut down orientation camps for corps members across the country.

Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19 has dealt a blow on the world economy and international engagements. Although Nigeria recorded the first COVID-19 case on February 24, seven more cases have been confirmed.

A serving NYSC member in Ekiti state and a six-week-old baby were among the five new cases announced on Wednesday.

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