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Daar Communication Founder, Dokpesi, 8 Family Members Test Positive For COVID-19

Founder of DAAR communications plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and eight members of his immediate family have tested positive for coronavirus, World Street Journal reports.
Sources close to the Dokpesi family confided in WSJ that the top member of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and the affected family members have been moved to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT by the NCDC.

This came exactly four days after the company’s Chairman, Chief Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, tested positive for the disease.

A statement signed by the management of DAAR Communication and titled: The COVID -19 Test in our Organization`s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, said:

“Following the test that was carried out on our Chairman- Chief Raymond Dokpesi Jnr on Thursday, April 23, 2020, by the NCDC which eventually proved positive and his subsequent admission into the isolation centre on Friday, April 24, 2020.

“We wish to state that in conformity with the Federal Government protocol on the COVID 19 administration and management, his entire household and those that had contacts with him were subsequently subjected to the test and with so much emotional pains, we hereby announce that the under listed have equally been confirmed positive: (1) High chief Aleogho Dokpesi ( His Father/ Founder DAAR Communications PLC) (2) Our chairman’s wife, (3) His 3 Children, (4) some relatives “A total of 8.

“They are all presently on their way to the Federal Government isolation centre at Gwagwalada in Abuja.

“The Board, Management and the entire staff wish them their prayers and the grace of the good Lord for a speedy recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic.”

The son of chairman emeritus of DAAR communications plc, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

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