Former President Barack Obama Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Former President Barack Obama said Sunday he tested positive for COVID-19, and has minor symptoms.

“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” Obama wrote on his official Twitter account, adding that former first lady Michelle Obama does not have the virus.

“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,” he added.

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Obama’s followers flooded his post with thousands of comments and well-wishes.

“Sending good healing vibrations to you Sir,” Pulp Fiction actress Rosanna Arquette replied to the post.

“Get well soon Mr. President,” added Sex and the City actor Mario Cantone.

Comedian Kathy Griffin wrote, “Love you.”

Obama is 60 years old and has been a vocal advocate of the COVID vaccines.