High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19) 12 days after contracting the deadly virus, said all the drugs administered to him in isolation were malaria drugs.

Dokpesi, who is the founder of Daar Communications Plc, had been discharged from the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, after recovering from COVID-19 alongside two of his grandchildren.

No fewer than seven of his family members were said to have contracted the virus, including his son, Raymond Dokpesi jnr, and daughter in-law.

While the media entrepreneur and two of his grandchildren recovered from COVID-19 within 12 days, other members of his family who came down with the virus are said to still be receiving treatment at the UNIABUJA teaching hospital.

May 15, 2020
The 68-year-old said he was still wondering what makes Coronavirus different from malaria, “Because every medication we were given was malaria medication.”

He said, “Before some people were told they were COVID-19 positive, they were tested in reputable laboratories, they were tested in hospitals in Abuja, what they found was that they had a lot of malaria parasites in the blood. So when did malaria become synonymous to COVID-19?”.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi says Covid 19 is same as malaria.

Recall that a spokesman for ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, who also recently recovered from Coronavirus alongside his wife, had revealed that they overcame the diseases using Chloroquine antimalarial drug and three other drugs.

Okupe, who is a medical doctor, said in a Facebook post: “The medications I took for my covid19 virus infections:Hydroxychloroquine, 400mg daily for 2days, thereafter 400mg daily for 3days. Azithromycin 500mg daily for 10 days. Zinc sulphate 100mg daily and Vitamin C 1200 mg daily till now.”


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