President Museveni declared Friday a public holiday and this will also bring the country together for the 4th National Prayer Session hosted jointly by the different denominations as they call for divine intervention in the fight against Covid-19.
The country has so far recorded 74260 Covid infections and 752 deaths since March last year and this forced the president to re-institute a 42-day lockdown to limit the spread of the virus and contain admission in health facilities.
“The President has used powers given to him under Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act to declare tomorrow a public holiday to enable the country to hold prayers to seek for God's intervention in the ongoing Covid pandemic,” reads an official statement.
The statement says the prayers will be held virtually at State House Entebbe at mid-day but the leaders of the various religious denominations will lead the prayers via zoom.
The Born-Again Christians, Pentecostals and Evangelicals will be at Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral, the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union will base at Kireka Hill, Catholics will base at St. Mary's Rubaga Cathedral, the Orthodox will be at St. Nicholas.
Protestants will be at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero and the Muslims at Ghadafi National Mosque, Old Kampala.
Members of the public have been asked to attend prayers from their homes through radios, TVs and social media channels that will relay the prayers live.