Usain Bolt,Ricky Simms,pandemic,Jamaica,Covid test,coronavirus,Andrew Holness

Sprint king Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after celebrating his birthday

# Headlines Sports Tops Trending World

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus. The sprint king has now quarantined
himself after his 34th birthday bash that was mask free in Jamaica.

Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late on the 24th of August 2020, Monday, that Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distance, had tested positive after he took to social media posted a video on Twitter saying he was waiting to hear back on his results.

In the video, Bolt confirmed that he would go into self-isolation and said, “Good morning everybody. I’m confirmed of Covid-19. I did a test on Saturday.” He captioned it with, “Stay safe my ppl.” And added an emoji with hands folded.

He further added, “[I’m] trying to be responsible so I’m going to stay in, and stay away from my friends. And also, I am having no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself.”

“I will wait and see what is the protocol and how should I go about quarantining myself, from the Ministry of Health. Just to be safe, I have quarantined myself, and just to take it easy. Be safe over there,” he concluded.

Bolt holds the world record in 100m and 200m events. He is an 11-time world champion, winning consecutive gold medals in 100m, 200m, and
4x100m relay events from 2009 to 2015.

As far the coronavirus pandemic case reports are concerned, there are daily confirmed cases in Jamaica that have surged to more than 60 per day over the past four days from less than 10 just a few weeks ago. Jamaica now has 1,612 confirmed cases, with 622 active cases and 16 deaths from coronavirus.