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Obama tests positive for COVID

Obama tests positive for COVID
March 13
22:27 2022

Former US President Barack Obama says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Obama disclosed this on Sunday via a post on Twitter.

The former president noted that he is feeling fine and added that Michelle, his wife, tested negative for the virus.

“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,” he wrote.

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“It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”

Obama joins the list of notable personalities who have recently tested positive for the virus.

In February, Justin Bieber, the Canadian singer-songwriter, tested positive for COVID amid his Justice World Tour.

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A day before, Queen Elizabeth II of England had also tested positive for COVID.

The Buckingham Palace had said the Queen was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms”, but will continue “light duties at Windsor”.

Also, Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player from Argentina, tested positive for COVID in January.

Since 2019 when the virus first emerged, countries around the world have continued to record COVID infections, although several nations have reported a significant decrease in their case counts.

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Some countries have also lifted COVID protocol such as wearing of masks.

In Nigeria, as of March 12, 2022, there have been 254,953 confirmed cases, including 249,340 recoveries and 3,142 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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