The American billionaire, Elon Musk, who has repeatedly reduced the risk of contracting the Coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak, said that he had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, and who earlier sought to raise doubts about the validity of such a test on a larger scale.
Musk said on Twitter that a saliva sample on Thursday night had come back positive for the virus.
Musk suggested that he had a “moderate case” of an emerging corona virus infection, according to a tweet seen by “Al-Arabiya.net.”
Am getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of covid. My symptoms are that of a minor cold, which is no surprise, since a coronavirus is a type of cold.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2020
In response to one of his followers, Musk noted “slight ups and downs” in his symptoms.
He added that the disease “looks like a normal cold, but with more body pain.”
Musk said on Saturday that he was getting another test with results expected on Sunday. “There are almost no symptoms today, so we hope the results will be better,” he wrote on Twitter.
After the previous mixed results of the rapid response tests, Musk tweeted late on Thursday: “Something very fake is happening,” adding later, “If this is happening to me, it happens to others.”
His comments on the results were met with widespread participation from Twitter followers who shared doubts about the tests, claiming high rates of false positives and a widespread false diagnosis.
Among those making the allegations are groups and individuals who have publicly opposed lockdowns and other restrictions that governments have imposed to try to stop the spread of the virus.