Museveni calls for Uganda Covid prayer day
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has declared Friday a public holiday to pray for the health workers and families affected by a coronavirus.
The country is facing a second coronavirus wave, prompting President Museveni to re-impose a lockdown earlier this month.
I have accepted a request from religious leaders to dedicate the nation in prayer amidst our fight against COVID-19. I call upon all of you to pray for our health experts and for the different families that have been affected. Therefore, I declare Friday (25th) a public holiday. pic.twitter.com/jgwWCkyESM— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) June 24, 2021
Parliament has had to temporarily close for two weeks as officials said more than 100 people who work there had tested positive for the illness.
Confirmed deaths from the virus have risen 10 fold in the last fortnight, according to the Our World in Data website.
Less than 2% of people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.