Sprint legend Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus, goes for self-quarantine

WION Web Team
New York, United States Published: Aug 25, 2020, 06:56 AM(IST)

Usain Bolt celebrates scoring a goal for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United. Photograph:( AFP )

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Jamaica's health ministry confirmed that Bolt had tested positive after he posted a video on social media around midday on Monday.

Sprint sensation Usain Bolt, 34, tested positive for coronavirus as he went into self-quarantine on Monday.

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In a video message earlier, Bolt said: "This weekend, like everybody else, I checked social media and saw social media say that I'm confirmed of COVID-19," the sprint legend said, adding,"I did a test on Saturday to leave (Jamaica) because I have work, I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe."

Jamaica's health ministry confirmed that Bolt had tested positive after he posted a video on social media around midday on Monday.

"Also, I am having no symptoms, I will quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol and to see how I go about quarantining myself from the Ministry of Health," Bolt had said earlier.

"Until then, I will call my friends and tell them once they came in contact with me to be safe, quarantine and take it easy," Bolt stated.

Bolt confirmed that he had taken the test on Saturday after he celebrated his birthday bash where partygoers danced to the hit number "Lockdown" by Jamaican reggae singer Koffee.

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