- Raymond Dokpesi alongside eight family members tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic
- Although the founder of the DAAR Communication Plc claimed that he is feeling well, contact tracing for his entire household has commenced
- This is coming few days after Dokpesi's son was taken to an isolation centre in Abuja for treatment after he contracted the disease
The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, was on Friday, May, 1 confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus pandemic.
This came after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) conducted tests on Dokpesi and his family members just a few days after his son went into isolation, The Cable reports.
The results by the NCDC proved that eight persons in the family have been infected with the disease.
Following this, Dokpesi, alongside the affected family members, has been evacuated to an isolation center in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, where his son is receiving treatment for the disease.
Although Dokpesi has reacted to his new health status by saying that he is feeling well, contact tracing with his entire household including his father has commenced.
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Added to the fact that the test has extended to the DAAR Communications staff who had contact with the firm’s index case, the headquarters of the company located in Abuja has been decontaminated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC had confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19 in 17 states and the federal capital territory.
The agency announced this on its Twitter handle on Thursday night, April 30.
A breakdown of the new cases showed that 80 were recorded in Kano, 45 in Lagos, 12 in Gombe, nine each in Bauchi and Sokoto, seven each in Borno and Edo, six each in Rivers and Ogun, four each in the FCT, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa, three in Kaduna, two each in Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa and one each in Ondo and Kebbi.
The number of recovered patients increased from 305 to 319, while the number of fatalities increased from 51 to 58. A total of 1,932 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the federal capital territory – Cross River and Kogi have not recorded any case of COVID-19.
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