LAGOS state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday explained that the decision of the government to reopen worship centres, recreational centres and social clubs were arrived at after assessment which showed a significant progress in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
However, the governor said that clearance certificates to open will be issued to social clubs with registered trustees which implies others without trustees may not benefit from the reopening at the moment.
“I am happy to announce the progress we are making in our fight against Covid-19 and the current decline in cases. In view of this, we have taken the decision to reopen places of worship from August 7 for Muslims, and August 9, for Christians with 50% of their regular capacity.
”In the same vein, social clubs and recreational centers will also open from August 14, in strict compliance with safety protocols and registration with LSSC. Clearance certificates to open are at this time being issued only to social clubs with registered trustees.
“Restaurants can open for in-dining services, from August 14, on the condition that they maintain 50% capacity and obtain a safety compliance certificate through the LSSC. Public gatherings can now hold with a maximum of 50 persons for meetings, funerals and other social events.
“While we try to ensure that life gradually returns to normal, we implore residents to continue to use face masks in public spaces and adhere strictly to all the public health safety measures and guidelines.
“At this point, I have to emphasize how important and necessary it is for us to self-regulate. Every one of us must take up the mantle of responsibility and ensure that we are self-regulating ourselves in our interest and in the interest of our loved ones”, the governor stated.