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Places of Worship to reopen in Lagos

The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced yesterday on his Twitter handle that there will be the resumption of religious activities at 40% capacity for mosques and churches starting from June 19 and June 21 respectively with the use of face masks and other precautions. He also said persons above the age of 65 years and below the age of 15 are prohibited from participating in organized religious gatherings. Nigerian Newsnow also learned today that Public service workers from Grade Levels 13 and 14 will return to work from June 8 while Level 1-12 will stay away from the office till further notice. Private companies can now operate from 7 am-6 pm but are advised to work in shifts to prevent overcrowding.

We can’t be more excited that things are returning back to normal but we must also be conscious that the fight against Covid-19 has not ended and we must avoid been careless with our lifestyle. Close to 400,000 thousand people have died from this pandemic worldwide and 324 in Nigeria. We must continue to practice social distancing and washing hands regularly.

Do you think the resumption of religious activities in Lagos is the right thing to do now?

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