Drastic measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the country were rolled out on Wednesday.
Churches and mosques were advised to lockdown as schools are shut in Lagos and the nine states in the Northwest.
Ogun and Kwara States also announced measures to curtail gathering of a large number of people and to close schools.
Nigeria’s list of infected persons rose to eight from the three announced on Monday.
Lagos and Ogun state governments announced that any gathering of 50 persons and above should be suspended with immediate effect.
Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Olanrewaju Elegushi told reporters after a meeting with religious leaders that the suspension of large gatherings had taken effect. (Text courtesy Nation)