Uganda’s Museveni declares public holiday for Covid-19 prayers

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared Saturday a national day for prayer following a dramatic rise in recent days of Covid-19 cases.

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

On his official Twitter handle, Mr Museveni said he arrived at the decision after an unnamed individual approached him with a vision from God with instructions that he organises national prayers.

“Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday. Stay in your houses or compounds and pray,” he added.