The Ogun Government has suspended the weekend lockdown in the state and ordered the reopening of worship centres.
Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed on this Friday during the update about the state;s efforts at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the decision was reached after consultation with the stakeholders
“After thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution, we decided to reopen the worship centres with effect from Friday 14th August 2020 as indicated in my last address,” the governor said.
“This decision was made in line with an agreement reached by the committee set up to develop guidelines for reopening of the religious centres.”
“The duration of religious services should not be more than one and a half hours,” he explained. “In addition, the same duration of one and a half hours must be observed as intervals, where there are multiple services.”
“Muslims are advised to perform ablution at home & go to Mosque with their personal praying mats,” he said, adding that, the “administration of Holy Communion should be devoid of sharing of any item and must follow COVID-19 protocols.”
“Let me say that our Task Force is already on the ground and is moving about to ensure compliance.
“And, if perchance we discover that any of our religious centres is not complying or adhering to the laid down protocols, we will not hesitate to close down the centre,” he warned.