Lagos reopens worship centers from August 7, restaurants from August 14 with no night club operation

Worship centers in Lagos State are to reopen from Friday August 7.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who announced this during a media briefing on Saturday, said they will however fulfill Covid-19 protocols of wearing masks, social distancing and washing of hands among others.

The issue of church reopening has been a subject of argument among top clerics like Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith who insisted that worship centers should have long be opened to uphold the nation in prayers.

Pastor Chris Oyahkilome of Christ Embassy Church had blasted the Federal Government arguing that the Federal Government has no business or power to dictate the hours of a singular worship session of any church.

However, while churches and mosques will be allowed to reopen, nightclubs which are the social nerve of Lagos life will remain shut.

The Governor also increased public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

Restaurants in the state can now operate eat-in services from Friday, August 14. Restaurants were instructed in his speech to operate at 50% capacity from takeoff day.

Sanwo-Olu also confirmed that exit students in the state will resume on Monday, August 3.


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