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The Lagos State government on Wednesday banned all religious congregational service involving over 50 worshippers throughout the state.

The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting with religious leaders at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

The meeting was attended by the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Lagos, Alexander Bamgbola and Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Suleiman Abou Nolla and other religious leaders across the state.

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The commissioner said the government took the decision to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Nigeria now has eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 after five persons tested positive to the disease on Wednesday.

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