ABUJA — Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos is set to reopen gyms and cinemas after months of shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor of the state Lagos Babajide Sanwo-Olu told the media on Saturday that the cinema and gym operators in the state had been given green light to reopen as soon as they comply with all necessary safety measures.

Governor of the State of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

However, the governor said the reopening of the gyms and cinemas is only allowed at one third of their capacity, which was part of the agreement with operators of the outfits.

Sanwo-Olu said churches and mosques had also been given the clearance for full religious activities, and safety protocols must be strictly complied with.

Bars, night clubs, spas and event centers would remain closed until further notice, said the governor. (Xinhua)