Usain Bolt says he’s self-isolating in Jamaica after taking Coronavirus test

Aug 26, 2020 | News, Videos

Usain Bolt has confirmed he is self-isolating after taking a Covid-19 test just days after partying with guests including Manchester City star Raheem Sterling for his 34th birthday in Jamaica.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who clocked 34 on Friday August 21, shared a video on social media after reports from Nationwide90fm, a radio station in Jamaica, claimed he had tested positive for Coronavirus. 

The retired Jamaican sprinter confirmed he is in self-isolation at his home in Jamaica after taking a Covid-19 test on Saturday. He went on to say that he is not suffering from any symptoms and didn’t confirm or deny having Covid-19. 


Lying in bed, he said: “Good morning everybody. I’m just waking up and like everybody just checking social media and social media is saying I am confirmed to have Covid-19.


“I did a test on Saturday to leave because I have work. I’m trying to be responsible so I’m going to stay in and stay here for my friends.


“Also, I have no symptoms so I’m going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol.


“Until then… just to be safe I’m quarantined by myself, just to take it easy and just to let people know, be safe out there.”


Usain Bolt celebrated his birthday party over the weekend and it was attended by a host of big stars including Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey and cricketer Chris Gayle.


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