Former US President Barack Obama Tests Positive For COVID-19

On Sunday, former US president Barrack Obama announced that he had been tested positive for COVID-19.

Obama disclosed that while he’s down with mild symptoms, his wife, Michelle tested negative for the disease.

“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,” he tweeted.

Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19

Obama, 60, had recently returned to Washington, DC, after spending much of the winter in Hawaii.

According to the reports, the diagnosis makes Obama the second US President is known to contract the virus after then-President Donald Trump announced he tested positive in October 2020, which was before vaccines were widely available in the US.

Obama has been a champion of public health measures throughout the pandemic. Last August, he dramatically scaled back his 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard due to concerns at the time over the Delta variant.

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