THE fastest man alive, Usain Bolt has tested for Coronavirus, as confirmed by Jamaica’s health ministry on Monday.
This comes after the athlete posted a video on social media saying he was awaiting results after testing for the novel Coronavirus.
“Just to be safe I quarantined myself and just taking it easy,” Bolt said in the message that he appeared to have taped himself while lying in bed. However, he says he does not have any symptoms
Usain Bolt who holds the world records for 100m and 200m distance is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after celebrating his 34th birthday last week, mask-free.
“Best birthday ever,” Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, wrote on Instagram, posting a photo of himself holding his daughter, Olympia, who was born in May.
Fans have wished Bolt a speedy recovery on social media – “drink up your ginger tea,” one wrote – although some accused him of carelessness.
Jamaica now has 1 612 confirmed cases, with 622 active cases and 16 deaths from coronavirus. Officials put the uptick in cases down to the reopening of international borders as well as celebrations over a long weekend in August marking Independence Day and Emancipation Day.
They also put the blame at the feet of people who refuse to wear masks and practice social distancing. The pickup has raised concerns over national elections that Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for in September, six months ahead of schedule.