HEALTH

Lagos State Bans Religious Gatherings Over 50_Ada Nkong

In a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Lagos State Government has banned religious gathering of over 50 people .

A statement released on Wednesday says the decision was arrived at after a meeting of the Lagos State Government with religious bodies in the state, which included both Christian Association of Nigeria and Muslim leaders.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said the meeting agreed that “all large religious gathering of over 50 people should be suspended immediately”.

He said the suspension would last for four weeks with a necessary review carried out if need be.

He added that a committee had been set up to monitor the enforcement of the suspension to ensure that both Muslims and Christians in the state abide by the decision.

The 15-member committee comprises representatives of Muslims and Christians in the State.

The Commissioner also said the meeting agreed that the state government should embark on massive sensitisation of people at the grassroots on the need to embrace proper hygiene.

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