Tell [ used with object]: to give an account or narrative of; narrate; relate (a story, tale, etc.): to tell a story
Tell [ used without object] :to give an account or report: Tell me about your difficulties.
2. I don`t understand your second question. Were you asked to translate a sentence, to rephrase or to turn it into indirect speech?
If you have to turn it into indirect speech, the answer could be:
"She has no choice but to lie down", he says.
He said she had no choice but to lie down, or
He says she has no choice... or
He said she had no other choice /did not have any choice/ any other choices but to lie down.
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