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Ex-President, Obasanjo says he tested positive for Covid-19, recovered after three days


Nigeria’s ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus but 72 hours later, he tested negative.

The former President who turned 84 on Friday, March 5, 2021, made the disclosure while listing the many goals he accomplished.

Obasanjo said, “It will surprise you that I was tested positive for COVID-19.

“I called them to come and test me, they came on a Saturday, I didn’t get the result until Wednesday and it came out positive but I didn’t see any symptoms.

“They came three days after they tested me and said I am negative – that is three days after I tested positive.”

Apparently puzzled by the development, Obasanjo said he called his daughter who is an epidemiologist to give him a better explanation.

“My daughter, Iyabo, is an epidemiologist and I called her to explain, she said maybe they tested me at the later stage of my being positive.

“I told her that I had no symptoms and she said it could be a faulty result.

“But I was tested positive. Since then, I have tested three times negative; so, if you want to come near me, you can come near me.

“It is nothing to worry about. When I tested positive, my household was running from me, I told them to stay in their place while I stay in mine,” Obasanjo added.

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