Lagos to stop Sunday and Juma’at services due to Corona Virus


The Lagos state government has hinted at asking churches and mosques to suspend services over coronavirus.

The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, at a briefing on Wednesday said the religious leaders will be advised to shut down services in the interest of the public.

It would be recalled that Nigeria confirmed a third case of the contagious Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shared the following in a tweet: “The Hon. Minister, Osagie Ehanire, has announced the 3rd case of #COVID19 in Nigeria.

“The case is a Nigerian who returned to Lagos from the UK and developed symptoms during her 14-day self-isolation.

“She is clinically stable and is being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.”

The Lagos State Health Ministry says this new case is independent of the index case. “The 30-year-old Nigerian female returned from the UK on March 13, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms, tested positive and is now receiving care.”


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