The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed othat over 90 percent of COVID-19 cases will survive in Lagos state.
This is despite the fact that Lagos bears almost 44 percent of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
According to the Governor, that Lagos continued to be the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria was not unexpected.
On the other hand, the governor confirmed that over 90 per cent of those who test positive will go on to recover fully under supervision and be discharged.
Addressing the continued closure of worship centres, he explained that this was in line with ongoing evaluation of evolving scenarios .
“In the most recent guidelines which we issued on the gradual easing of the lockdown, based on the advice of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, I noted that we would shortly be permitting the restricted opening of religious houses, on the condition of strict compliance with detailed guidelines issued by the Lagos State Safety Commission.
“We have been closely monitoring the situation since then, and have now concluded that we cannot proceed with any form of re-opening for places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice.
“This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, it is simply in line with our ongoing evaluation of evolving scenarios regarding the cause of the infection in Lagos State and the corresponding public health advisory guidelines issued by the experts.
“So, let me say this again, we are now hereby suspending, with immediate effect, the plan to re-open religious houses and places of worship in Lagos State, until further notice.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and continue to base our decision-making on data modelling, as well as on the responsibility we have to act in a manner that ensures the protection of all of you the people of Lagos State.
“Therefore, until further notice, all places of worship in Lagos State will remain closed.
“Social and events centres, and social clubs, will also remain closed, for now”, he said.