The Lagos State Government has banned all religious gathering of over 50 people within the state.
The decision was arrived at on Wednesday after a meeting of the Lagos State Government with religious bodies in the state, because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
The religious bodies include the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim leaders.
Reading a communique after the meeting held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi said the groups agreed that all large religious gathering of over 50 people should be suspended immediately.
He said the suspension would last for four weeks, with a necessary review carried out if need be.
Elegushi added that a committee had been set up to monitor the enforcement of the suspension to ensure that both Muslims and Christians in the state abide by the decision.
The 15-member committee comprises representatives of Muslims and Christians in the State.
Elegushi also said the meeting agreed that the state government should embark on massive sensitisation of people at the grassroots on the need to embrace proper hygiene.
He added that the meeting agreed that all health workers in the state should up their games in the battle against Coronavirus.
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