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Covid-19: Lagos restrict churches, mosques, bans carnivals, street parties over rise in cases

The Lagos state government has banned street parties and carnivals over the surge in COVID-19 cases.

According to the governor, night clubs have not been allowed to open yet and all night clubs in the state should be shut down indefinitely with immediate effect.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, announced this in a statement on Friday evening.

There has been increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. On Thursday, Nigeria recorded over 1,000 new cases of the disease, out of which Lagos had 450 infections.

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The Lagos State government also asked churches, mosques, and other places of worship to enforce the existing COVID-19 protocols amid the rising cases reported recently in the state.

It asked them to ensure all gatherings must not exceed two hours with attendance not more than 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, issued the directives in a statement personally signed by him on Friday.

He also declared that concerts, carnivals and street parties have banned in all parts of the state until further notice.

He explained that the directives became important as all local governments in Lagos have begun to record an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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