Former United States President Barack Obama on Monday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” he tweeted. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.”
The former president also advised Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 despite a decline in the infection rate in the country.
The coronavirus infection rate in the US has fallen sharply to about 35,000 cases on average over the past week, down from around 8 lakh on average in mid-January, reported the Associated Press.
Replying to Obama’s tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the former president quick recovery and also good health to his family.
The US has so far recorded 7,95,17,492 coronavirus cases and 9,67,552 deaths since the pandemic broke out in the country in December 2019, data on the Johns Hopkins University showed.