Edo State Governor, Godwin Onaseki has revealed that he does not intend to shutdown places of worship in the state due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Many state governments have banned religious gatherings as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus in their states.
However, while speaking with religious leaders who visited him in his office on Friday, Obaseki said he does not plan to shut down any religious house.
According to him, the decision towards that effect will only come when absolutely necessary.
”There is no plan to shut down places of worship except it becomes absolutely necessary. However, we would want to appeal that for the sake of your congregation, we should look at how to keep people from being too close from one another. It is possible to place visual services,” he said.
The governor said there is no need for anyone in the state to panic as his government has taken appropriate measures to prevent the importation of the coronavirus into the state.
He, however, added that his government has put up measures to deal with the spread of the virus if it eventually finds its way to the state.
KanyiDaily had reported that Nigeria currently have 12 confirmed cases of the dreaded coronavirus. Eleven in Lagos and one in Ekiti.