The United Nations has praised Nigeria for it’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country with an estimated 200 million inhabitants, currently has 190 cases of COVID-19 but has managed to keep the death toll to just two.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, while speaking at a virtual news briefing in New York, referred to Nigeria as a ‘developing country’ that has “shown a remarkable capacity to respond to the coronavirus.”
“I have to say this; some of these developing countries have shown a remarkable capacity to respond. I was quite impressed to see, for instance, Nigeria putting in place and immediately establishing a hospital. “And I saw difficulties in countries that are much more developed to do quickly the same.” .
He also renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging countries in conflict like Syria, Libya and Yemen to lay down arms and allow for a unified combat against the coronavirus pandemic.
“The worst is yet to come. The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict. The virus has shown how swiftly it can move across borders, devastate countries and upend lives. But there is a huge distance between declarations and deeds — between translating words into peace on the ground and in the lives of people. In many of the most critical situations, we have seen no let-up in fighting — and some conflicts have even intensified.” he said
That’s good news for Nigeria and estimated 200million Nigerians.
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