Uganda Declares Public Holiday for Covid-19 Prayers

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared Saturday,August 29 a day of national prayers, following a rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Uganda recorded its highest single-day infections of 308 last Saturday.

On Thursday, the ministry of health reported 155 people had tested positive, minutes before Museveni announced a public holiday calling on Ugandans to pray “for God to deliver the country from the pandemic”.

He admitted he arrived at the decision after an anonymous individual approached him with a vision from God with instructions that he organize national prayers.

Uganda has cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases of 2,679 as at Thursday with two deaths bringing the total of fatalities to 28.

Uganda has so far recorded 2,679 coronavirus cases and 28 deaths. The government imposed strict restrictions in March after confirming the first case.


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