LAGOS - Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos - Africa’s biggest city - is to reopen places of worship in the coming week.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state’s governor, said worshippers would be allowed back into mosques on Friday and churches next Sunday.

Religious centres have been closed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor hailed the reopening as a sign of progress in Nigeria's fight against Covid-19.

But restrictions will be in place - the mosques and churches will only be able to open once a week and operate at 50% capacity.

There have been more than 43,000 coronavirus infections in Nigeria and nearly 900 deaths.(FA)