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Uganda's Museveni declares Covid-19 prayer holiday

By Mutala Yakubu
Ugandans have been told to pray at home
Ugandans have been told to pray at home
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has declared Saturday a national prayer day for Covid-19.

The president said he got the idea from a Ugandan citizen who "got a vision from God".

"God had told him in a vision that I should organise national prayers, scientifically organised, for God to deliver us from Covid-19... I declare 29 August 2020, a day of national prayers and a public holiday. Stay in your houses or compounds and pray," Mr Museveni said in a social media post.

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Uganda has so far recorded 2,679 coronavirus cases and 28 deaths.

The government imposed strict restrictions in March after confirming the first case.

Source: BBC