The founder of DAAR Communications, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and seven of his family members tested positive for coronavirus, AIT, a subsidiary of Dokpesi company, reported Friday.
This is coming few days after his son Raymond Dokpesi JR contracted the virus.
Since his son Raymond Dokpesi JR had the virus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had to trace those he had contact with.
Results of the tests by the agency showed that eight other members of the Dokpesi family, among whom are Mr Dokpesi’s daughter-in-law, had been infected, AIT said.
The infected members have been reportedly evacuated to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
“I am quite OK, I feel very well,” AIT quoted Mr Dokpesi saying Friday shortly before the evacuation obviously pointing to his current asymptomatic status.
Tests have also been reportedly extended to senior staff who had been in close contact with the company
AIT also said the FCT authority has fumigated the company’s premises.