Olympic champion Usain Bolt on Monday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Legendary sprinter and 8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt on Monday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Bolt said he took a Covid-19 test on Saturday and the results came out positive. The Jamaican great also added that he is asymptomatic and has been advised home quarantine.
Usain Bolt’s positive Covid-19 test comes days after the Jamaican sprinter celebrated his 34th birthday. Bolt had reportedly arranged for a birthday bash wherein no social distancing guidelines were followed.
“Good morning everybody I’m confirmed of Covid-19. I did a test on Saturday,” Bolt said in a video shared on social media.
“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. And 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. Alright, cool.”