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Religious leaders will not conduct Christmas prayers in prisons – Baine

With the rising numbers of covid-19 across the globe and even worse here domestically, all possible efforts are being made to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

In the mist recent efforts to control the spread of the novel virus, the Uganda Prison Services ahs announced that they will not have religious leaders conduct prayers in the forthcoming festive season.

The Commissioner of Prisons in charge of Corporate Affairs and the Spokesperson for the Uganda Prison Services, Frank Baine made announcements in a podcast to the media.

Unlike in the recent where religious leaders from various sects and/or denominations would visit and conduct Christmas prayers, Mr. Baine sais that it will not be possible this year.

Mr. Baine said that the changes to this year’s Christmas celebration have been put in place due to the current situation in the country and have come through in a bid to fight the spread of covid-19.

This comes at a time when the country is in it’s forth phase of the virus with mass in-community transmissions and very low track possibility.

According to the Ministry of Health in Uganda, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda stands at 31,384 as of December 21st, 2020. The number of confirmed reported deaths from COVID-19 stand at 238.

These numbers keep growing enormously and people have been advised to maintain the SOPs and to so all they can to stay safe.

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