Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19 days after 34th birthday bash

It turns out Usain Bolt didn’t manage to outrun the coronavirus.

The Olympic gold medalist sprinter — who announced Monday on Instagram that he was quarantining until he got his test results – has been officially informed of his diagnosis, The Gleaner of Jamaica reported.

The retired athlete, who reported no symptoms, tested positive just days after he celebrated his 34th birthday in a surprise party in his country.

“I’m just waking up, and like everybody else I checked social media, [which] is saying I am confirmed to have COVID-19,” Bolt said in a video before finding out about his infection. “I am trying to be responsible, so I am going to stay in and stay here for my friends.”

Jamaican Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton later announced that Bolt was informed that he has COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Bolt’s birthday bash in St. Andrew last week, The Gleaner reported.


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