Lagos, Nigeria’s COVID-19 hub, makes U-turn, suspends Mosques, Churches’ re-opening

The Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos, has made a U-turn on its plan to reopen worship centres including Mosques and Churches.

The state, which is the epicenter for COVID-19 in Nigeria, has recorded over 6,000 cases of the dreaded infection.

Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who announced the suspension of the re-opening of churches, mosques, noted that the closure is indefinite.

The governor made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

He said the decision was informed by increase in index cases in Lagos.

Lagos has been the hub of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the spread of novel COVID-19 in Nigeria continues to rise astronomically, as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 16,658 confirmed cases.

On the 15th of June 2020, 573 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 16658 cases have been confirmed, 5349 cases have been discharged and 424 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory having carried out 94,323 tests.

The 573 new cases were reported from 20 states- Lagos (216), Rivers (103), Oyo (68), Edo (40), Kano (21), Gombe (20), FCT (17), Delta (13), Plateau (12), Bauchi (12), Niger (10), Kebbi (9) Ogun (8), Ondo (8), Abia (7), Nasarawa (5), Borno (1), Kwara (1), Benue (1), Anambra (1).

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