Africa’s Window For Containing COVID-19 Narrowing, Okonjo-Iweala Laments

She urged people not to congregate to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the economy/finance minister in former president Jonathan's cabinet / Photo credit: https://foreignaffairs.com/
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the economy/finance minister in former president Jonathan's cabinet / Photo credit: https://foreignaffairs.com/

A former Nigerian finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged people to obey the stay-at-home order in order to curtail the spread Coronavirus as Africa’s chance of containing the virus is narrowing.

Okonjo, who made this statement via her twitter handle on Sunday, noted that Africa’s window for containment of the deadly virus is narrowing as people are not obeying the stay at home and social distancing advise.

“#COVID19 Africa’s window for containment is narrowing! As of March 28, there are 4,106 cases in 46 countries with 124 deaths, she said.

She urged people not to congregate to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

She said, “Still too many reports and videos of people gathering in churches, mosques and markets. Spread the word! Don’t congregate. Save lives!”

According to workdometer.com, over 664000 cases of Coronavirus have been recorded globally, with the virus killing over 30,000 person, while over 140000 patients have recovered from the deadly virus.

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