President Yoweri Museveni has felicitated with Ugandans as they join their brethren across the world to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.

In his message on Saturday, the President asked Ugandans to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on COVID-19 and get vaccinated as the they celebrate Christmas.

“As a country, God is helping us to emerge from the scourge of the deadly Coronavirus disease. I urge you to embrace the countrywide vaccination campaign and to continue observing the Standard Operating Procedures to curb the spread of the virus,” says the President.

His call comes a day after the Ministry of Health confirmed 1,093 new cases of COVID-19 from tests done on December 23 bringing the cumulative confirmed cases are 131,981. Uganda is currently witnessing a surge in new cases with the test positivity rate now standing at 14.6%.

The President says the merry-making associated with the festive season should not detract Ugandans from focusing on the spiritual significance of Christmas.

“Christmas is a time when all believers in the Christian faith celebrate the birth of the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the genesis of man’s salvation and redemption from death, which is the consequence of sin,” says the President.

“As you celebrate this year’s Christmas, I encourage you to welcome into your hearts the message of love compassion and care for one another, generosity, holiness and faithful worship to God,” adds the President.

Meanwhile, thousands of Christians socially distanced, wearing masks and seating in pews have Saturday morning flocked to church services around the country despite surging COVID-19 cases, to mark Christmas.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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