Breaking: Lagos Govt. Bans Churches, Mosque Services Over Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has banned all religious gatherings expected to consist of over fifty people within the state, saying that the move had become imperative in order to mitigate spread of coronavirus amongst its people.

It explained that globally observed trends of spread of the novel viral disease had shown that group gatherings and maintaining close proximity with others till the threat of the global pandemic was taken under control, was best dissauded and refrained from.

The ban came few hours after the state had confirmed four new cases of the corona virus, in its largest case report as yet, and as a result of which total cases recorded in Lagos was increased to seven.

The Sanwo-Olu led administration assured Lagosians that the directive had been issued with the peoples’ best interests at heart, and urged for all religios bodies and organisations to conform with the ban announcement.