RELIGIOUS AND OTHER MASS GATHERINGS IN LAGOS TO MAINTAIN 50% CAPACITY – SANWO OLU.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on July 12, 2021
Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stressed the restriction order on religious and other mass gatherings in the state as cases of COVID-19 rises.
Sanwo-Olu said the situation at hand requires reactivation of full compliance with all COVID-19 protective protocols already outlined by the State Government. He said this while giving an update on the coronavirus situation in the state.
He said that the test positivity rate went up from 1.1 per cent at the end of June 2021 to its current rate of 6.6 per cent as at July 8. And according to him, the rapid increase within a week gives cause for concern.
The occupancy rate at the isolation centres increased from an average of one per cent to 6 per cent, a new and disturbing reality that now confronts the state.
The Governor said there should be compulsory use of face masks in all public places, while also insisting on maintenance of social distancing, compulsory temperature checks, provisions for hand-washing, use of hand sanitizers, and a maximum of 50 per cent occupancy in enclosed spaces.