Lagos, Ogun Bans Religious Gatherings With Over 50 People To Control CoronaVirus

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Lagos and Ogun state has banned large public gatherings as Nigeria intensifies its fight against the Coronavirus disease that is currently ravaging the world

The Lagos State Government has banned all religious gathering of over 50 people within the state.

The decision was arrived at on Wednesday after a meeting of the Lagos State Government with religious bodies in the state, because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.

The religious bodies include the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim leaders.

The suspension would last for four weeks, with a necessary review carried out if need be.

In the same vein, the Ogun state government has also banned high-density gatherings.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ogun government said it found expedient to announce some additional measures including an immediate ban of all high-density gatherings that would bring together 50 or more persons in the same place, such as social clubs, halls, cinemas, night clubs, restaurants, cafes, and sports arenas.

According to the statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ogun State, Kunle Somorin, this measure will be in effect for the next 30 days in the first instance.

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