"Avoid Worship Centers If You're Above 65" -Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin Warns Lagosians

1 month ago by: success Xenab
-- (m) at 6-06-2020 12:30AM (1 month ago)

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi speaks on measures taking by the state government to contain COVID-19 in the state on June 5, 2020.

Prof Akin Abayomi has advised residents above 65 to avoid worship centers ahead of the reopening of religious centres in next two weeks.

The commissioner who gave the advice during a press conference in Alausa, reiterated the commitment of the state government to manage the public health of residents. Abayomi further stated that the government is deeply worried by the age group considered as vulnerable.

He said;

“If you are over the age of 65, you should not go to these houses of worship. In fact, you should continue to exercise due diligence as to where you go and to what kind of environments you go to.

“For now, we are advising that over the age of 65, avoid these engagements. For those that do go to this engagement and go back home, what happens? Those that do go to the houses of spiritual worship, while you are there, we have cut down the number of people that can be in a room.

“And while you are in that room, you must practice what we are standardizing as social distancing so that it reduces your chance of contracting the virus and taking the virus home to where you may have somebody in the house above the age of 65."

-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 6-06-2020 09:29AM
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God works in miraculous ways, His wonders to behold. If a ninety year old woman could survive this Corina pandemic, and a man less than forty years succumbed to the ailment, what can we say. Come to think of it, how many young people do attend Churches in Nigeria today. Majority of the Clergy, and their allied colleagues make up the population of the Congregants. Methinks underlying ailments such as HBO, Sugar related diseases, etc, contribute to the deaths of aged people, rather than the 'corocoro' pandemic itself.