Barack Obama announces positive test for Covid-19

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Barack Obama has tested positive for Covid-19.

“I just tested positive for Covid,” the former president, 60, said in a tweet on Sunday.

“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.”

Falling case rates in the US have triggered the relaxation of most public health measures imposed by cities, states and the federal government.

There were roughly 35,000 infections on average over the past week, down sharply from mid-January when the average was closer to 800,000.

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