Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu has approved the immediate reopening of houses of worships, permitting observation of daily prayers in mosques and granting mid-week services in churches.

According to the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the announcement was made on Saturday during a press briefing at the State House, Marina.

Sanwo-Olu also granted the reopening of cinemas and gyms.

He added that the cinemas must operate with a maximum of 33 percent occupancy and there must be a minimum of two empty seats between occupied seats.

In the case of gyms, the Governor said there must be constant disinfection of machines and equipment throughout the day.

He said the State Government would be taking definite decisions on the reopening of night-clubs, bars, event centres, spas, public parks next month, warning that dire consequences awaited those in this category that may want to flout the restrictive order.

He said: “As regards our places of worship, we are now also permitting the mosques to resume their five times a day prayers; and in the case of churches, they are now also permitted to resume their mid-week services.