Coronavirus: If Nigeria explodes, the world will wish it intervened – American journalist warns

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria, a top American journalist with the CNN, has criticised the world’s reactions to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world.

In a CNN video posted on Twitter on Sunday, April 5, Zakaria, said world leaders are not cooperating enough to see to the end of the virus.

“We would not be able to get back to anything resembling normal life unless the major powers in the world are able to find a way to cooperate and manage these problems together,” the journalist said.

He said while developing countries, including Nigeria, have recorded relatively lesser cases so far, there is a tendency that they could be hit hard by the disease in the coming days.

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Speaking further, Zakaria said the world cannot afford to let countries like Nigeria and Iraq explode over the coronavirus pandemic.

“If countries like Iraq and Nigeria explode, the cost in refugees, disease and terrorism would all make us wish we had tried harder to manage their fall,” the American journalist noted.

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The COVID-19 pandemic which started in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province of China, has spread to over 200 countries and infected over a million people with at least 60,000 deaths.

The virus does not have any vaccine or cure at the moment, though thousands of those infected, about 20% of the confirmed cases, have recovered from it.

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