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COVID-19: Lagos Directs Churches, Mosques To Cancel Crossover Events And Vigils

The Lagos State government has directed all churches and mosques to suspend all-night services, including vigils and crossover events in the state. This comes ahead of the annual practice in which millions of worshippers storm various religious centres for crossover services to usher in the new year. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, issued the directive…

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COVID-19: Ogun Lifts Weekend Lockdown, Reopens Places Of Worship

The Ogun State Government has granted the reopening of worship centres while suspending weekend lockdown in the state. In a statement issued to journalists on Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation,…

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COVID-19: Lagos Suspends The Reopening Of Religious Centres Indefinitely

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the earlier scheduled opening of churches and mosques in the state, which were shut over the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Governor who made the announcement while addressing journalists at the State House, Marina said worship centres which were earlier slated to commence under strict guidelines on June 19 and…

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COVID-19: Oyo Orders Religious Centres To Operate At 25 Per Cent Capacity

On Monday, the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and relaxed lockdown amid the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force team, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am, Channels TV reports. A…

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ICYMI: Kaduna Reopens Of Religious Centres Despite Rise In COVID-9 Cases

Kaduna State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres across the state amid the daily increase of Coronavirus cases. Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave the directives on Tuesday in a state-wide broadcast urging that churches should conduct services only on Sundays and Mosques would hold Ju’mat prayers only Fridays for the time being. He also said the reopening of…

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Lagos Charges Places Of Worship On ”No Face Mask, No Entry” Guideline

Religious centres in Lagos State has being charged not to compromise on the ”No face mask, No entry” guideline in order to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, Guardian Nigeria reports. Mr Lanre Mojola, Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), gave the charge during a news briefing on Friday at Ikeja. Mojola said that any worship…

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Lagos Rules Out Reopening Religious Centres Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

The immediate reopening of churches and mosques as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been ruled out by Lagos State Government. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, during the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Oluon Tuesday said that Lagos being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic would not…

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COVID-19: Federal Government Unveils Guidelines For Reopening Of Churches, Mosques

The Federal Government has shared the guidelines for places of worship to resume activities in the country, according to The Punch. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. According to him, the duration for worship centres must not be more than an hour.…

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COVID-19: President Trump Orders States To Open Churches, Declares Them “Essential”

US President Donald Trump has called on governors nationwide to let churches and other houses of worship reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under COVID-19 lockdown. Labeling them as “essential”, Trump opined that is wrong for some state governors to designate ‘liquor stores and abortion clinics’ as ‘essential services’ but keep places of worship like…

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Nigerian Churches, Mosques & Others Asked To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening for a review and advise. Speaking during a press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, The Director-General of the health agency, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu mentioned on Thursday. “This is what we’ve…

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