The founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, his daughter-in-law and six other members of his family tested positive of coronavirus.
This happened three days after his son and chairman of the board, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, also tested positive for the virus.
According to AIT live, a test carried out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on the Dokpesi family was positive for eight family members.
Dokpesi and other family members were transported by the NCDC on Friday to an isolation center at the Teaching University of the University of Abuja in Guagwalad, where his son is being treated.
A media tycoon who spoke to journalists shortly after the arrival of the ambulance said: “I’m fine. I feel very good.”
Dokpesi Jnr obtained a positive test for COVID-19 after malaria symptoms.
However, after persistent coughing attacks, NCDC was contacted, which later confirmed that he had an infectious virus.
Immediately began to follow up with his family. The test was later extended to senior management and employees who are closely linked to the company ’s index case.
The health authorities of the Federal Capital Region also immediately fumigated the entire DAAR headquarters building above the Kpaduma hills in the Asokoro district of Abuja.