President Yoweri Museveni has declared this coming Saturday August 29 a day of National Prayers and a public holiday. According to Museveni, he was approached by a concerned Uganda who pleaded that he should organize a scientific National Prayer so that the nation can seek God to deliver us from COVID-19.
“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,” Museveni says.
He adds, “I have invited a few religious leaders to come to Entebbe State House and pray together with Janet and myself when you are all watching on TV or listening on Radios.”
He went ahead to quote a versus in the bible from the Book of Matthew chapter 7 verse 7 which says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Uganda has today recorded its second highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single a day as the ministry of health has confirmed 155 new cases. A week ago, Uganda recorded its highest single day infections and they were 318 cases.
Currently Uganda has 2,679 total cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19. The ministry also reported two (2) new COVID deaths taking the total COVID-19 deaths to 28. The total recoveries stand at 1268.