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Lagos Bans Religious Gathering Of More Than 50 People Over Coronavirus




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The Lagos State Government has banned any religious gathering that involves more than 50 people over the deadly Coronavirus.

Naija News reports that the decision of the Lagos State Government was taken after a consultative meeting between the state government and religious groups.

This is coming after Gbenga Omotosho, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information had earlier said at a briefing on Wednesday that he was certain that religious leaders would be advised to stop Friday and Sunday Services.

“We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps; yesterday (Tuesday) the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders today (Wednesday).

“It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.

“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply,” he said.

Earlier today, the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.

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