As part of the measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Lagos State Government has restricted religious and social gatherings to 20 people.
The government made the announcement on Saturday via its verified Twitter handle.
The state government had banned gatherings of over 50 people, explaining that it would be easier to trace that number of people if the need arises.
But with the confirmation of 10 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, with 7 in Lagos State, the government has now urged the people to adhere strictly to the new directive.
“The Lagos State Government has banned all religious or social gathering of over 20 people within the State.”
“It is important we all adhere to this directive,” the statement released on Saturday stated.
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) March 21, 2020
However, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are now 22.
Nine of the 10 new cases confirmed on Saturday have travel history to Canada, France, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom while the tenth case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
The federal government has now placed travel restrictions on 15 countries and barred international flights coming into Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
All passenger train services have also been shut down till further notice.