Churches in Lagos have re-opened partially across the state on Sunday, August 9, 2020, after being locked down for about four months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This follows the directive announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on August 1, 2020, with the provision that worship centres can only fill up 50 per cent of their capacity.
Commissioner for home affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, further revealed that the state is not interested in sanctioning any religious house but will encourage them to comply with guidelines for the full reopening of worship centres.
In a similar vein, the Federal Ministry of Health has urged places of worship to ensure that their members worship in well-ventilated spaces.
According to a Twitter post by the Health Ministry, all worshipers are enjoined to continue their worship safely by maintaining a distance of 2 metres from one another.