Former United States President, Barrack Obama has announced that he has tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter page on Sunday, the former US leader said he had a scratchy throat for a couple of days, but he is feeling fine better now.
Obama also disclosed that his wife Michelle Obama has so far tested negative, adding that they are both are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted.
The former president reiterated his support for the vaccine, saying his own positive test was a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
He wrote: “I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.
“It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
Obama with other former presidents and the former first ladies appeared together in a one-minute video released last March, endorsing the US vaccination campaign and sharing what they missed about pre-pandemic life.
He had said: “This vaccine means hope. It will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease.”
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