Nigerian Billionaire, Tonye Cole has started a 14-day self-isolation to know his Coronavirus status. He took the decision after he disclosed he was in the same British Airways flight 75 that landed in Lagos on March 13, 2020.
Cole announced this on his Twitter handle @TonyeCole1, Wednesday.
Cole said in his tweet that his decision was in line with the government directive, as he was on the same flight with the third coronavirus patient, a 30-year old female who tested positive to the virus on Tuesday.
#workfromhome I was on the BA75 flight of the 13th from London on which a lady tested positive for #COVID19Lagos. We’ve been asked by LSMOH to #selfisolate. I’m grateful to @NCDCgov for measures taken at airports to document all passengers coming into NIGERIA so we’re all safer pic.twitter.com/PiuWILy2HU
— Tonye P Cole (@TonyeCole1) March 18, 2020
For the next two weeks, the billionaire will work from home as he said in his tweet, “#workfromhome I was on the BA75 flight of the 13th from London on which a lady tested positive for #COVID19Lagos. We’ve been asked by LSMOH to #selfisolate.”
On Tuesday, Nigeria confirmed its third case involving a 30-year-old female who returned from the UK on March 13 after a 10-day stay.
The lady arrived on BA 75 flight, leading to an announcement by the Lagos State Government that other passengers on the flight should self-isolate.
Why this matters: Tonye Cole is co-founder and group executive director of one of the country’s largest energy conglomerates, Sahara Group.
Tonye Cole is estimated to worth over $1 billion.
He commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for putting measures in place to document information of passengers entering into the country, for the safety of all Nigerians.