Matyrs Day Celebrations At Namugongo Cancelled Over Coronavirus


Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo Catholic Shrine have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by the Uganda Episcopal Conference Chairman, Rt. Rev. Joseph Anthony Zziwa.

He said that because of the numerous guidelines set by the government to prevent the spread of the virus, this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations cannot be held without violating the guidelines.

The Kiyinda Mityana Diocese Bishop stated that some of the guidelines which include, washing hands, social distancing and a ban on gatherings, cannot permit the celebrations to go on because the celebrations require frequent meetings of people including government security agencies.