BREAKING: Raymond Dokpesi jnr tests positive for coronavirus

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Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc has tested positive to Coronavirus.

This was disclosed by Dokpesi in a short message he sent to members of staff in Abuja on Monday.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the DAAR chairman who has been on self-isolation for the past one week started feeling ill with symptoms similar to malaria.

It was also learnt that he started experiencing coughing and as a precaution, reached out to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for a test which later turned out positive for the COVID-19.

The DAAR chairman has been transported by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada for treatment.

Dokpesi assured members of staff that he still feels strong and hopes to be back soon.

In the message, Dokpesi said, " I got a call this morning confirming the result is COVID-19 positive. I am leaving now to the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre for treatment and hope to be back in two weeks. Many of you may have interacted with me during our various meetings and I would advise you to get tested as soon as possible."

However, the contact tracing team of the NCDC is to begin a test of persons who may have had contacts with Dokpesi in the past two weeks, as well as all other members of staff.

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