Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor, says Nigeria lacks the capacity required to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country.


The 38-year-old filmstar disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday, just after Nigeria had recorded it’s first death from the zonotic disease.

While describing the virus as a plague and stating that the whole world is in a mess, Edochie prayed that God saves the country from the pandemic.

“God, please save us from this coronavirus pandemic. The whole world is in chaos. Our country does not have the capacity to contain it,” he wrote.


“We look to you Father in heaven, our creator, please be merciful, look upon us with pity and take this plague away.”

Nigeria has recorded nearly 40 coronavirus cases spread across six states while the global death toll has exceeded 16,500, with over 380,000 infected in more than 170 countries.

The federal and state governments in Nigeria had, as a result, put measures in place to prevent a further spread of the virus.

Such includes travel bans, suspension of long-scheduled events, closure of educational institutions, and restriction of large gatherings.


But some of these directives, particularly involving the ban on large gatherings, have been ignored by some religious leaders.

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