Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been tested positive for deadly coronavirus just days after partying for his 34th birthday in Jamaica, according to reports. Bolt’s birthday bash included some renowned names – England football star Raheem Sterling, legendary Windies batsman Chris Gayle and Bayer Leverkusen player Leon Bailey. Nationwide90fm, a radio station in Jamaica, reports that the greatest sprinter of all time has contracted the disease and will spend time in self-isolation as a result.Also Read - China to Grant Additional 2 Million Covid-19 Vaccines to Nepal
However, the 34-year-old sprinter said he is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test that he underwent during the weekend and has gone into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. “…Social media says that I am confirmed COVID-19. Did a test on Saturday, trying to be responsible, stay in and stay away from my friends,” the retired great, considered the greatest sprinter of all time, said. Also Read - Amid Rising Covid Deaths, Russia's Capital Moscow Orders First Coronavirus Curbs in Capital Since Summer
“Also I have no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol from the Ministry of Health. Until I get a confirmation, I want to tell my friends just to be safe and just to take it easy. Be safe out there,” he added. Also Read - Delhi Implements HC Order; Allows Weekly Off For Ration Shop Owners
Bolt was honoured with a surprise birthday party on August 21 which was attended by a host of big names.
The party footage which went viral on social media showed Bolt laughing and dancing with his guests and even taking the microphone while speakers blared out an Adele song at the outdoor bash.
The guests also danced to the song Lockdown which was produced by Jamaican reggae singer Koffee in reference to the pandemic.
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 4 100m relay events from 2009 to 2015.