[JUST IN] COVID-19: Lagos returns restriction order on churches, mosques, bans carnivals

Governor Babajide Sanwolu of Lagos

 COVID-19: Lagos returns restriction order on churches, mosques, bans carnivals

By Ekene Agbor
Governor Babajide Sanwolu of Lagos
Governor Babajide Sanwolu of Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has returned the order restricting the operations of churches and mosques in the state.

He asked the worship centres not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that no gathering must exceed 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the Venue.

Sanwo-Olu also banned carnivals and street parties in the state, in a statement on Friday.

He said, “Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice.

Night Clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All Night Clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.

“The midnight to 4a.m curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

“All Places of Worship (Churches, Mosques, etc.) must ensure that no gathering exceeds two hours, and also that no gathering exceeds 50% of the maximum capacity of the Venue.

“A minimum of 2 meters’ distance should be maintained between seated or standing guests.

“All guests and service providers at events MUST wear nose masks/coverings before entry.”

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