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The Ban On Jumat Services Amid The Pandemic Has Been Lifted – Lagos State

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension on Jumu’a Service earlier placed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The state recently revealed this in a statement by League of Imams, Lagos State House of Assembly Muslim Community.

According to Lagos State, the lifting of the ban became imperative after the completion of the disinfection exercise carried out in the mosque.

The State House of Assembly added that all Muslims faithfuls should keep following guidelines by putting on face masks while worshipping Allah.

His words, “The Muslim Community enjoins all Muslim faithful to follow guidelines by putting on face masks while the mosque has provided temperature checkpoints, hand sanitisers, functional hand washbasins with soap and enough water for ablution. Any attendee without a face mask will not be allowed into the mosque.”

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Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.

Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.

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