The founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, his daughter-in-law, and six members of his family have tested positive to coronavirus.
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 on Friday.
Subsequently, Dokpesi and the other affected family members have been conveyed by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
This is coming three days after his son and Chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, also tested positive to the virus.
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.
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 chairman.
Health authorities in the Federal Capital Territory had also carried out immediate fumigation of the entire DAAR Headquarters building at the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro District of Abuja.