The full reopening of worship centres in Lagos state has been approved by the Governor of the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Worship centres in the state had been shut since March as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to The Punch, the Governor announced this during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday.

Unlike the the restriction notice imposed on August issued out concerning weekly services in churches, (allowing mosques and churches to commence their Friday and Sunday services only) the governor has stated that churches can commence weekly services and mosques can also hold their prayers five times daily.

Governor Sanwo-            Olu also warned that the safety protocols released by the government must be strictly adhered to.

In his words: “As regards our places of worship, we are now also permitting the mosques to resume their five times a day prayers; and in the case of churches, they are now also permitted to resume their mid-week services. We must not forget that the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much with us, and we must therefore strive to prioritise the safety of all our children, teachers, parents, and the entire society.”

As part of measures to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the governor disclosed that Lagos State had conducted close to 100,000 tests, and recorded a total of 18,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Friday, September 18, 2020.