COVID-19: My family members avoided me when I tested positive – Obasanjo


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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said he tested positive for COVID-19 but recovered within 72 hours.

Obasanjo disclosed this on Friday, as he marked his 84th birthday.

The former president said he was asymptomatic during his brief period of being positive.

This, Obasanjo said, did not prevent family members from avoiding him during the time he was positive.

“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.

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

“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 was tested positive, my household was running from me, I told them to stay in their place while I stay in mine,” Obasanjo stated.

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