World-record sprinter, Usain Bolt has tested positive for the COVID-19 and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after celebrating his 34th birthday with a mask-free party last week.
Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late Monday [August 24, 2020] that Bolt, who is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, tested positive after he posted a video on social media around midday saying that he was waiting on his results.
“Just to be safe, I quarantined myself and just taking it easy,” Bolt said in the video while lying in bed.
The only sprinter to win the 100-meter and 200-meter golds at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016) added that he did not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Bolt said he took the test on Saturday, August 22, 2020, the day after he celebrated his birthday.
“Best birthday ever,” Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, wrote on Instagram with a photo of himself holding his daughter, Olympia, who was born in May.
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