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Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt contracts COVID-19 after 34th birthday bash


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2020. 03:23 pm
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Usain Bolt contracts Coronavirus

Greatest sprinter of all time, Jamaican’s Usain Bolt announces that he has contracted Coronavirus, days after he celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish party.

The retired 200m world-record holder didn’t confirm his test result, but he urged anyone who came in contact with him to go into quarantine.

In a video posted on Twitter, Bolt said, “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.”

“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.

“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,” said Usain Bolt.

According to the details, health and wellness minister Christopher Tufton confirmed that the eight-time Olympic champion had tested positive.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness also said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Bolt’s birthday party.

“There are reports of an activity related to Usain Bolt,” Holness spoke in a virtual media briefing.

“These matters are all being thoroughly investigated and the police will give a report on these matters in the near future.”

Moreover, Bolt’s birthday party attended by notable personalities like Sterling, Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey, and West Indies cricket legend Chris Gayle.

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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