BREAKING: COVID-19 Third wave: Lagos Orders Religious, Event Centres To Operate At 50 Percent Capacity

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says COVID-19 third wave has hit the state.

In an address on Sunday, he directed that religious, event centres and other encloses places are to henceforth operate at 50 percent capacity.

He said since the end of March 2021, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos began to wind down.

Passengers that do not provide the right details, including a phone number they can be reached for monitoring and an address for isolation, will be penalized.

Sanctions are being recommended and have already been meted out to defaulters: For foreigners: revocation of their permanent residency, and deportation; For Nigerians: prosecution with the Lagos COVID-19 Law.

Sanwo-Olu noted that greater vigilance is now required at churches, mosques and other places of religious worship.

“We must not allow ourselves to be carried away by the illusion that all is now back to normal. This is especially critical, as Sallah approaches, in a little over a week from now.”

He mentioned compulsory use of masks in all public places, social distancing, temperature checks, provisions for hand-washing and sanitizers, and a maximum of 50 percent occupancy in enclosed spaces

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