JUST IN:Raymond Dokpesi,Seven Other Family Members Test Positive For Coronavirus
The founder of DAAR Communications , High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, his daughter- in – law , and six members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus.
This came three days after his son and Chairman of the board of the company , Raymond Dokpesi Jnr , also tested positive for the virus .
According to ait. live , a test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family .
Dokpesi and the other affected family members were, on Friday, conveyed by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital , Gwagwalada, where his son is receiving treatment .
The media mogul, who spoke to journalists shortly after the arrival of the ambulance , said , “ I am quite okay . I feel very well. ”
Dokpesi Jnr had tested positive for COVID- 19 after having symptoms of malaria .
However , after persistent bouts of cough , he was said to have contacted the NCDC , which later confirmed that he had the infectious virus .
Contact tracing immediately commenced with his family members . The test was later extended to senior management and members of staff who had been in close contact with the company ’ s index case .
The health authorities in the Federal Capital Territory had also carried out immediate fumigation of the entire DAAR Headquarters building sitting aloft the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro District Of Abuja