Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television, Raymond Dokpesi has tested positive for coronavirus.
Dokpesi confirmed this in a short message to members of staff in Abuja.
“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”
He was said to have been self-isolating in the past week before he developed malaria symptoms and started coughing, contacted the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for a COVID-19 test which came back positive.