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My family members ran from me when I tested positive for COVID-19 – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he once tested positive for the COVID-19 and his household ran from him as soon as he told them about his status.

Obasanjo spoke on Friday at a colloquium to celebrate his 84th birthday held in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The former president said when he tested positive for the Coronavirus, another test was conducted on him within three days and the result returned negative.

“It will surprise you that I tested positive for COVID-19. I called them to come and test me. They came on a Saturday, I didn’t get the result till Wednesday and it came out positive but I didn’t see any symptoms,” Obasanjo said.

“When 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 being positive.

“I told her I had no symptoms and she said it could be a faulty result. But I tested positive. Since then I have been tested three times and the test came back negative. So, if you want to come near me, you can come near me.

“It is nothing to worry about. When I tested positive, my household ran from me. I told them to stay in their place while I stayed in mine,” he added.

Obasanjo being tested for COVID-19

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