“I Tested Positive For COVID-19”, Says Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has on Friday revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus butrecovered 72 hours later.

He made this known for the first time in Abeokuta while speaking at a colloquium organised to celebrate his 84th birthday.

The programme held within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo, who said he was a bit concerned about it, expressed that he had to put a call to his daughter, Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, an epidemiologist.

The former President 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 till Wednesday and it came out positive but I don’t see any symptoms.

When they came three days after they tested me and said I am negative, that is three days after I tested positive.

He stressed;

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

I told her I had no symptoms and she said it could be a faulty result. But I was tested positive. Since then I have been 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 was tested positive, my household were running from me, I told them to stay in their place while I stay in mine.

Nigeria, as at Thursday, recorded 157,671 coronavirus cases, 136,335 recoveries and 1951 deaths.


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