The Lagos State Government bans religious gatherings of over 50 people, after the confirmation of five new coronavirus cases in Lagos state on Wednesday.
This ban was put in place to prevent the spread of the virus further. The decision was made after meeting with religious leaders, where they concluded that large religious gatherings of over 50 people should be suspended.
Commissioner for Home Affair, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, explained that to cub the viral the disease, the suspension of both Muslims and Christian gathering for four weeks is compulsory in fighting against the spread of the virus.
He also advises the citizens of Lagos State to avoid handshaking and keep the daily personal hygiene by washing hands with soap and water, as well as the use of hand sanitizer.
Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, The State Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said they are in support of the decision made by the government
“We must be proactive and take preventive measures. It is no longer the issue of religion. we are going to accelerate the education of our people.”
“We must listen to the instruction of the government and take the instruction of the government seriously. We agree with the action of the government,” he said