How I tested positive for COVID-19 – Obasanjo

Elder statesman and former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday narrated how he once tested positive for deadly Coronavirus.

By our reporter| Obasanjo who made the disclosure while celebrating his 84th birthday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, explained it would surprise the well-wishers to know that he tested positive for deadly COVID-19 last year.

According to him, he was tested on a Saturday but did not get the result until the following Wednesday.

Obasanjo said, “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.”

Obasanjo said his daughter, Iyabo, an epidemiologist, when he called her to explain, said it might be they tested him at the later stage of his being positive.

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He said he told her that he had no symptoms and that 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,” he said.

According to Obasanjo, there was nothing to worry about, saying that when he was tested positive, his household members were running from him.

He said he told them to stay in their place “while I stay in mine.”

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