Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that mosques and churches will be permitted to reopen from August 7.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during a briefing on COVID-19 at the State House in Marina.
While mosques will be reopened next week Friday, the governor said churches will follow suit on Sunday, August 9.
According to him, religious leaders must make available hand sanitisers, thermometer guns, adding that the state government will ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, August 7 for our Muslim worshippers and on Sunday, August 9 for our Christian worshippers. We will only be allowing 50 per cent of their capacity at either the church or the mosque. Churches that have Saturday worship day will also be allowed to start holding their Saturday worship.
We must reiterate that places of worship are only permitted to have their regular once a week service on designated days. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be Friday worship for our Muslim followers and Sunday worship for our Christian followers.
The governor vowed that the state government will closely monitor and observe the compliance level of religious bodies before taking the next steps.
The new development comes weeks after the government suspended plans to reopen worship centres on June 19.
According to the government, the permission was revoked due to rising cases of coronavirus in Lagos state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also announced that restaurants can reopen with in-dining services from August 14 with only 50 percent capacity.
Social clubs and recreational centres are also to reopen from August 14, however night clubs and cinemas will remain closed.