Uganda holds national prayers against COVID-19 amid surge in infections
Uganda on Friday held a national prayer session against COVID-19 as the country is combatting a surge of new infections and deaths amid a second wave of the pandemic across the country.
The fourth national interdenominational prayer session and intercession on COVID-19, led by various religious leaders, was held virtually at State House Entebbe, about 40 km south of the capital, Kampala.
The prayers were attended by President Yoweri Museveni, the vice president, the prime minister, other officials, and religious leaders under social distancing guidelines.
"I call upon all of you to pray for our health experts and for the different families that have been affected," said Museveni. Museveni last week imposed a nationwide total lockdown for 42 days to control the spread of the virus.
Uganda on Friday registered 1,025 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally to 76,562, according to official figures.