By Ismail Auwal

United States former President Barack Obama has tested positive for COVID-19.

Obama on Sunday tweeted that he is “feeling fine” other than a scratchy throat, reminding people to get vaccinated even as the number of cases in the U.S. goes down.

“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,”Obama tweeted. 

He did not say whether his daughters Malia, 23, and Sasha, 20, had been tested for the virus.

The diagnosis comes at a time when case rates and deaths in the United States are on the decline as a result of the winter Omicron surge. It also coincides with the relaxation of COVID restrictions in the United States.

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