Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, is experiencing criticism on Twitter for putting up a remark on the social media web site, viewed as an endeavor to solid doubt on the existence of the novel coronavirus.
“Retweet if u never think in CoronaVirus,” Marley, whose actual name is Azeez Fashola, claimed in a Twitter write-up on Monday.
The publish, with much more than 3,000 retweets and 13,000 likes, has attracted angry reactions from Twitter consumers, with one particular particular person calling on the Lagos state government and the Nigerian police to arrest Mr Marley “for endangering general public well being safety”.
Confirmed circumstances of the virus have so significantly risen to 40 in Nigeria on Tuesday early morning, with one particular death so far.
A Twitter user (@tony_divine81) stated Mr Marley is just one of the “yeyebrities (foolish celebrities)” in Nigeria, for the reason that of the comment he designed on the coronavirus.
Most of the people who reacted to it, regarded Mr Marley’s comment as currently being inappropriate.
“If this is some joke, then it is one taken also considerably,” one Twitter person (@RayNkah) explained. “With your ‘platform’ you could do much better.”
“Please be guided. And if you ought to know, #COVID19 is not an summary principle validated by faith. It is a scientifically proven condition of ‘unwellness’ with lifestyle threatening outcomes,” the commenter added.
“This is irresponsible behavior. You are putting individuals in hazard by sending out this variety of concept. Covid-19 is a significant community health and fitness disaster. You must be directing your followers to comply with safety directives. This is a incorrect use of your ‘celebrity,” another commenter stated.
“Funny adequate this man is educated but keeps serving his followers with illiterated informations and they foolishly adhere to him in the title of #Marlians,” claimed still a further commenter.
Some people today have known as on Twitter to suspend Mr Marley’s account.
The Earth Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11, declared COVID-19 a pandemic and considering that then, the spread has worsened and much more deaths have happened.
The spread of the illness has also led to nations locking in millions of their citizens, closing social spaces, locking down whole locations and shutting their doors in opposition to travellers from other international locations.
Nigeria has taken a amount of measures to have the unfold. These include things like closing the borders and suspending global flights. Diverse states have also been releasing their preventive or containment actions, as the require arises.
Subsequent the affirmation of 10 new conditions in Edo, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, the number of persons who have tested good to the novel coronavirus illness in Nigeria has risen to 40.
“Of the 10 (10) new situations, a person (1) is in Edo State, two (3) are in the Federal Money Territory (FCT), and six (6) are in Lagos State,” the Nigerian Centre for Disorder Manage explained in an update on Monday night.
“The situation in Edo State is currently being addressed at Irrua Specialist Teaching Healthcare facility conditions in the FCT are becoming dealt with at the College of Abuja Teaching Clinic (UATH), Gwagwalada and the situations in Lagos State are getting treated at the Infectious Sickness Healthcare facility (IDH), Yaba.
“All 6 (6) new scenarios have mild to average signs and are now obtaining treatment.”
Edo in South-south Nigeria is making its very first case and getting the sixth of the country’s 36 states and FCT wherever scenarios have emerged considering the fact that an unnamed Italian tested optimistic.
Of the 40 coronavirus instances so much confirmed, two cases have been discharged and one demise has been recorded.
A breakdown of the scenarios by states showed that Lagos has 28, FCT – 7, Ogun- 2, Ekiti – 1, Oyo – 1 and Edo – 1.
In its Monday update, the NCDC said a multi-sectoral nationwide crisis functions centre (EOC), activated at level 3, was continuing to coordinate the countrywide reaction actions.