Story By Damilola Adekanlu
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it has commence contact tracing after AIT owner Raymond Dokpesi Jnr confirmed his COVID 19 status.
Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, owner of AIT and Raypower tested positive for coronavirus.
AIT reports that Dokpesi had been on self-isolation for about a week.
Their website shared Dokpesi’s message: “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.”
Initially, Dokpesi fell ill with symptoms similar to malaria.
Later, he started experiencing a cough and then contacted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The test has come back positive.
The DAAR boss has been moved to the Isolation Centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada for treatment.
The NCDC Contact Tracing Team will test persons who had contact with Mr Dokpesi.
They include family members, friends and other staff members of DAAR Communication