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Lagos State Government has suspended

indefinitely the planned reopening of mosques and churches on Friday, June 19 and Sunday, June 21 respectively.

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, June 16, during a press briefing at

Our dear state, therefore, continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, with about 44% of the total number of confirmed cases nationwide. Let me again say that the steady increase in a number of confirmed cases is by no means unexpected. Considering that the infection is now very much in our midst, the more we test, the more the number of positive cases that will emerge.’’

Going further, Sanwo-Olu said, “The uplifting news is that, based on the statistics emerging from Lagos State, more than 90% of the people who test positive will go on to fully recover under supervision, and be discharged.’’

“Dear Lagosians, in the most recent guidelines which we issued on the gradual easing of the lockdown, based on the advice of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, I noted that we would shortly be permitting the restricted opening of religious houses, on the condition of strict compliance with detailed guidelines issued by the Lagos State Safety Commission.’’

“We have been closely monitoring the situation since then, and have now concluded that we cannot proceed with any form of re-opening for places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice. “This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, it is simply in line with our ongoing evaluation of evolving scenarios regarding the course of the infection in Lagos State and the corresponding public health advisory guidelines issued by the experts.’’

“We are now hereby suspending, with immediate effect, the plan to re-open religious houses and places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice.’’

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and continue to base our decision-making on data modelling; as well as on the responsibility we have to act in a manner that ensures the protection of all you the people of Lagos State. Therefore, until further notice, all places of worship in Lagos State will remain closed. Social and events centres, and social clubs, will also remain closed, for now.’

governor then pointed out that the state is now fully in the phase of personal responsibility, regarding the pandemic where the sensible decisions we take daily can help save us all and defeat the virus.

He said as a government his administration would continue to do everything within its power to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the people, but that could only be effective when the people themselves act responsibly and do not behave in a manner that undermines public health guidelines and puts the society at risk.

He said the state government hopes to balance the competing considerations of life and livelihood. Good day

governor explained that this is as a result of the rising cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the state which has been the epicentre of the virus in the country.

Sanwo-Olu stated that the measure has become necessary so as to prevent the current situation regarding the high level of infection in the state from getting out of hand.

According to the Governor, “As at midnight yesterday, June 15, 2020, Lagos State had recorded a total of 7,319 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of this number, 1,137 have fully recovered and been discharged, while 82 have sadly died, leaving 6,100 active cases under management in the State.’’

Our dear state, therefore, continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, with about 44% of the total number of confirmed cases nationwide. Let me again say that the steady increase in a number of confirmed cases is by no means unexpected. Considering that the infection is now very much in our midst, the more we test, the more the number of positive cases that will emerge.’’

Going further, Sanwo-Olu said, “The uplifting news is that, based on the statistics emerging from Lagos State, more than 90% of the people who test positive will go on to fully recover under supervision, and be discharged.’’

“Dear Lagosians, in the most recent guidelines which we issued on the gradual easing of the lockdown, based on the advice of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, I noted that we would shortly be permitting the restricted opening of religious houses, on the condition of strict compliance with detailed guidelines issued by the Lagos State Safety Commission.’’

have been closely monitoring the situation since then, and have now concluded that we cannot proceed with any form of re-opening for places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice. “This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, it is simply in line with our ongoing evaluation of evolving scenarios regarding the course of the infection in Lagos State and the corresponding public health advisory guidelines issued by the experts.’’

“We are now hereby suspending, with immediate effect, the plan to re-open religious houses and places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice.’’

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and continue to base our decision-making on data modelling; as well as on the responsibility we have to act in a manner that ensures the protection of all you the people of Lagos State. Therefore, until further notice, all places of worship in Lagos State will remain closed. Social and events centres, and social clubs, will also remain closed, for now.’

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43 Comments

  1. Reply

    Good

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Good

  4. Reply

    God heal the land

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    Ok

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    Thanks

  7. Profile photo ofcelestine

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    Good to know

  8. Profile photo ofSommycruz

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    It’s well

  9. Reply

    Sad news

  10. Reply

    Tankio

  11. Reply

    It’s better to be safe

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    Bad

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    Bad

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    Is better to be safe

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    Good

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    Nice to hear

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    Nice

  19. Reply

    Thanks for the update

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    Good sharing

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    Interesting

  22. Reply

    They should obey the covid 19 precautions first

  23. Reply

    Lagos State cases keeps increasing.
    This is a good development

  24. Reply

    Good to know

  25. Reply

    Good

  26. Reply

    They should not try such

  27. Reply

    Nawah oo

  28. Reply

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  29. Reply

    Good info, thanks for the update

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    Good

  31. Profile photo ofSIRMUSTY

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    best decision

  32. Reply

    I think this is the right direction

  33. Reply

    Actually is better to be safe

  34. Reply

    He is doing what he thinks is right

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  37. Reply

    It has happened
    Nigeria which way

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    Very good

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    Nice move

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    Interesting

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