Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder Usian Bolt, has tested positive for COVID-19, fews days after celebrating his 34th birthday.
According to Jamaican media, Usian was on quarantine before he was declared positive late Monday night, after he confirmed he was on quarantine but didn’t confirm his status as he urged everyone who has been in contact with him to go in to quarantine.
“I did a test on Saturday to leave (Jamaica) because I have work,” Bolt said in a video posted on Twitter. “I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe. Bolt said he is not showing any symptoms, but will quarantine and wait on confirmation.
Jamaican health and wellness minister Christopher Tufton confirmed late Monday that the eight-time Olympic champion had tested positive.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness also said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Bolt’s birthday party.
“There are reports of an activity related to Usain Bolt,” Holness told a virtual news conference.