The Lagos State Government has said that it will ask Muslim and Christian leaders in the state to put a hold on their Friday and Sunday services respectively in order to reduce the possibility of the spread of Coronavirus.

Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, gave the hint while speaking with journalists on Wednesday shortly after five new cases of the virus was discovered.

He said, “We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps. On Tuesday, the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders.

“It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.

“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply.”

Recall that SaharaReporters had earlier reported how major churches in parts of the country lacked protective items like hand sanitisers, hand wash and nose masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country. 

The report also exposed how match venues for the Nigerian professional football league despite being one of the biggest in Africa lacked similar items to protect players and fans against the virus.

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