Sprint king Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19

August 25, 2020:  World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica

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August 25, 2020:  World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after last week celebrating his 34th birthday with a big bash mask-free.

After Nationwide90fm, a radio station in Jamaica, revealed that Bolt and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling had contracted the dreaded virus, Bolt took to social media to confirm the report.

Taking to Twitter, 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.”

“[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,” he added.

According to reports, Bolt’s birthday party on August 21 was attended by notable personalities like Sterling, Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey, and West Indies cricket legend Chris Gayle.

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.

 

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