Governor Babajide Sanwoolu in a his statement via twitter the decongestion of the State Moutuaries
“Today, I gave an order that families who have corpses of loved ones in our mortuaries have 2 weeks to pick the bodies for funeral so as to decongest our facilities”.
For about two months, there have been no funerals in Lagos due to the Lent period and restrictions of #COVID19.
He also gave guidelines on conducting of burial ceremonies which the state will allow. “You can hold funeral ceremonies in Lagos State as long as you comply with the requirements that we have outlined, which are as follows: the total number of persons at the funeral, including officiating religious leaders, must not exceed 20”.
“Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at the funeral ceremony, all attendees/mourners must use masks and ensure they wash their hands after the ceremony”. There also must be NO receptions or parties to accompany these funerals.
He concluded by saying …”the Lagos State Government will be compelled to carry out mass burials to achieve this. We do not want to be forced to do this, which is why we are asking for your cooperation in this regard”.