The Lagos State Government has insisted that Religious houses and event centres are still a threat to curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Lagos still remains the epic centre.
In a couple of tweets shared after a media briefing in Alausa on reopening the economy, the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola disclosed that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is passionate about the safety of lives of its citizenry.
While urging residents to stick to safety measures, Mojola stressed that mass gathering in places of worship and social centres during this pandemic can increase the spread of the diseases.
According to him, “re-opening of religious and event centres is not yet a full opening, it must be done in compliance with stipulated guidelines as directed by Mr. Governor.”
He added that only Friday and Sunday services in Mosques and Churches are permitted in large ventilated areas, while vigils and non-regular programmes are still not allowed.
“Attendees must not be less than 15 and not older than 65 years; the crowd capacity is limited to 40 percent with a maximum of 500 people irrespective of the size of the structure and the physical distancing of two metres must be observed; compulsory use of masks; regular disinfectant of premises and strong personal hygiene must be embraced”.
“Appropriate screening equipment for COVID-19, such as contactless temperature checkers must be available for entrants into the facility; separate ingress and egress points must be conducted in a staggered and orderly manner”, he added.
The Lagos safety boss however stressed that social clubs with registered trustees will be permitted to open in two weeks’ time upon obtaining provisional clearance certificate through the registration portal https://t.co/fC9YtbIa5N.
Adding that restaurants outside hotels are only to open for take-out services and zero dining activity, while bars, nightclubs, spas, gyms, cinemas and parks remain closed until further notice.Follow us on social media