The gathering of all religious and social gatherings of over 20 people has been banned by the Lagos state government.
The state government announced this on its Facebook page after 22 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country on Saturday.
It urged residents in the state to adhere to the new directive.
The Federal Ministry of Health had on Saturday confirmed 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria – three new cases in the Federal Capital Territory and seven in Lagos State.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22.