Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that cinemas, spas, and gyms in Lagos can finally reopen after almost six months of shutdown.
The Governor announced this on Saturday September 19, as he state that spas, cinema and gym can start operating from Sunday September 20.
However, he said Cinemas must operate strictly at 33% of capacity as part of the COVID-19 guidelines.
Sanwo-Olu has also permitted churches and mosques in the state to resume full services.
He said mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services.
However, Babajide warns that the guideline released by the government must be followed.
“As regards our places of worship, we are now also permitting the mosques to resume their five times a day prayers; and in the case of churches, they are now also permitted to resume their mid-week services. We must not forget that the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much with us, and we must therefore strive to prioritise the safety of all our children, teachers, parents, and the entire society.”
The governor said as at Friday, Lagos State had conducted close to 100,000 tests, and recorded a total of 18,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19. He revealed that 15,598 Coronavirus cases have recovered in community, while 592 are currently active in the community, and 207 deaths have sadly occurred.
“It is however interesting to note that we have also recorded a dramatic decline in the number of Covid-19 related deaths at our facilities,” he added.
The Governor urges Lagos State citizens to maintain steady hygiene in other to prevent further spread of the virus.
“The Lagos State Government, like the Federal Government, is committed to continuing the maintenance of a fine balance between the safety of lives and the sustenance of livelihoods.
“We will continue to make adjustments as required, but the gradual resumption of social, educational, and economic activity must never be taken as an excuse to let down our guard against the pandemic,”