Ogun State Government has suspended its earlier plan to partially reopen churches and mosques in the state. The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, announced this during a press conference held on Friday at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, where he gave an update on his administration’s efforts to combat coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic. Abiodun, who had earlier hinted at the tentative resumption of religious activities by yesterday, said the rising number of COVID-19 cases and dire consequences in loss of human lives do not support the reopening of worship centres.
The governor lamented in creasing rate of community transmission, saying the state had witnessed 85 per cent increase in positive cases of coronavirus within the last14 days. According to him, the places of worship represent most potent fertile grounds for the spread of the deadly virus.
He said: After a careful review of the data, feedback from the field, expert opinions, and lessons from far and near, two major conclusions are very clear and obvious to all: first, the COVID-19 situation in Ogun State and indeed in the country as a whole has not improved since the last update