Lagos Government To Stop, Juma'at and Sunday Church Services over spread of Coronavirus

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The government of Lagos state has disclosed that they may charge religious bodies, Muslims and Christians to halt Sunday and Juma'at services in the State to prevent wide spread of Coronavirus.

Mr Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner for information revealed the development to newsmen on Wednesday shortly after five new cases of Coronavirus was confirmed in the State.

He said, “We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps. On Tuesday, the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders.

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“It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.

“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply.”

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