The Lagos State Government has made an indefinite suspension on the reopening of churches and mosques which was scheduled for this weekend, June 19, due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon during a briefing at the State house in Marina.
“I want to inform you that we will not be proceeding with the opening of the places of worship as slated earlier to be 19th and 21st. We will be suspending it until further notice. It’s critically hard to have a thorough review of where we are as a state and the conditions are, our review indicates that we needed to suspend that attempt to open. So gentlemen of the Press, we will be seeking your cooperation to communicate effectively that the opening of religious places that were due for this weekend has been put on hold, and we will not be opening them this weekend any longer.” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.
Watch full video of the Governor speaking today.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos so far has 7319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with infections expected to rise in the coming days.