COVID-19 cases in Lagos State is gradually declining, this is according the Executive Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu .
Sanwo-Olu the Lagos State Governor revealed this on August 1 in Lagos while briefing the press on Coronavirus NAIJA NEWS NG learnt .
“We must, however, mention that we have seen a gradual decrease in the positivity rate in Lagos State over the last two weeks which combined with our increase in the testing numbers, points to a very encouraging picture of the outcome of our response strategy in the state. We will continue to fine-tune our strategy and our efforts to build on our successes and close all existing gaps if any.” the governor said
Sanwo-Olu added that the state is winning in the war against COVID-19. He said with the additional creation of laboratories and increase in testing of up to 9000 in the last week of July.
With this development, the state has ordered the reopening of worship places from Friday August 7 for Mosques and August 9 for churches. The guidelines for reopening of worship centers are
the venues must provide hand sanitizers, 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, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers. We will only be allowing a maximum of 50% of their capacity” he said
Governor Sanwo-Olu also said citizens above 65 years old will remain at home, handshakes, hugs and hi-fives are not allowed. He announced the increase of public gathering capacity from 20 to 50 people.