Following the directive announced by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwolu on August 1, Worship centers in Lagos have re-opened partially across the state today, after being locked down for several months in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lagos state government last Thursday released several safety measures that must be adhered to strictly during services at the places of worship in the first phase which includes the provision that worship centers can only fill up 50 percent of their capacity.
According to a Twitter post by the Health Ministry, all worshipers are enjoined to continue their worship safely by maintaining a distance of 2 metres from others.
In a similar vein, the Federal Ministry of Health has urged places of worship to ensure that their members worship in well-ventilated spaces.
The Commissioner for home affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, further revealed that the state is not interested in sanctioning any religious house but will encourage them to comply with guidelines for reopening of worship centers.