Former President Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19 – Press Enterprise

Former President Barack Obama announced Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

“I’ve had a sore throat for a few days but otherwise I’m fine,” he said on his official Twitter account. Obama also said his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, tested negative.

“Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted,” the former president said in a Facebook post. “It’s a good reminder that even as cases fall, if you haven’t already done so, you should still get vaccinated and boosted to prevent more severe symptoms and spread COVID to others.”

Obama recently returned to Washington DC after spending much of the winter in Hawaii. He tested positive in DC, a person close to him said.

This story has been updated with additional background.

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