COVID-19: Mosques reopen in Lagos

Jumat prayer at the Lagos State Secreteriat Mosque, on Friday
Muslims listening to the sermon, earlier today

By Ayodele Efunla

Muslim faithful in Lagos showed signs of relief and were happy that after so many months, the Lagos State Government has finally lifted the ban on the opening of mosques. Religious centers were closed to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
They gathered in hundreds to offer Jumaat prayers in the normal way of togetherness.
Safety Measures were put in place to combat and detect the spread of coronavirus.
Less than 300 people were allowed to pray in the mosque, while social distancing among attendees was observed. People above 65years of age were not allowed to attend the service.
Handwashing stations were placed at both the male and female entrance, temperature check for everyone was also done.
Imam Hakeem Kosoko delivered the sermon at the event.
Christians are also allowed to attend physical church services from  Sunday, August 9, 2020.
See photos below;
A long queue outside the Lagos State Secreteriat Mosque
Washing of Hands is mandatory befor being allowed access to the Lagos State Secreteriat Mosque, on Friday
Registration of attendees was part of the preventive measure taken, so as to track them just in case
Checking of everyone’s temperature at the entrance
Registration of female attendees
Muslims listening to the sermon, earlier today
Muslims gathered to do the Jumat prayers, after the ban on opening was lifted by the Lagos state government
Jumat prayer at the Lagos State Secreteriat Mosque, on Friday
Muslims gathered to do the Jumat prayers, after the ban on opening was lifted by the Lagos state government, on Friday
Imam Hakeem Kosoko while delivering the Jumaat Sermon at the Lagos State Secreteriat, earlier today