Dokpesi Snr, 7 members of his family test positive for Coronavirus

Dokpesi Snr, 7 members of his family test positive for Coronavirus


Eight members of the Dokpesi dynasty, including founder of Daar communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi have tested positive for coronavirus.

This comes three days after his son and chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr tested positive for the virus.

The result was made known after a test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family

They have all been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada where his son is already receiving treatment

Reacting to the development, Dokpesi who spoke shortly after their arrival, said he feels very well.

“I am quite ok, I feel very well”, he said, an indication that his condition is still asymptotic

Raymond Jnr, on Monday, tested positive for the virus and has been sent to the Isolation center in Abuja. Contact tracing immediately commenced with his family members including his father, High Chief Dokpesi and members of his household.

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 entire DAAR headquarters building sitting atop the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro District of Abuja have since been fumigated.

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