The founder of DAAR communications plc. Raymond Dokpesi and his wife along with six members of his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, three days after his son and Chairman of the Board Raymond Dokpesi Jnr. tested positive for the virus.
A test conducted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family.
Dokpesi Snr. and the affected members of his family have been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where his son is already receiving treatment.
Speaking to a reporter in the media outfit on Friday shortly after the arrival of the NCDC ambulance, the DAAR founder sounded quite upbeat, saying he feels fine. “I am quite ok, I feel well”, he said, an indication that his condition is still asymptomatic.
On Monday, the chairman of the DAAR board was the first to test positive for the covid19 after symptoms which he said were similar to malaria. But following persistent bouts of cough, he decided to reach out to the NCDC.
The test later turned out positive for the covid19.
A contact identification immediately commenced with his family members including his father Dokpesi Snr. and members of his household.
The test was later extended to senior management staff and members of staff who had been in close contact with the company’s index case.
The FCT health authorities had also carried out an immediate fumigation of the entire DAAR headquarters building sitting aloft the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro district of Abuja.