Churches in Oyo State reopened their doors to worshipers Sunday, the first time since three months of closure due to the ban placed on religious gatherings by the government.
The Oyo state government had in March placed a ban on religious gathering as part of measures to curb the spreading of the novel coronavirus disease.
The government, however, announced recently that churches and mosques in the state could reopen with some guidelines and directed that religious centres must operate at not more than 25 per cent capacity, while wearing facemasks throughout the service among other measures.
To that effect, some churches including the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Winners Chapel among others opened some of their branches while maintaining the guidelines set by the government.
A story earlier published by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had it that there were buckets of running water and liquid soaps placed at entry points for members to wash their hands before and after the service while some of the churches had earlier fumigated their environments.