Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt tests positive for Coronavirus

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt tests positive for Coronavirus

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt tests positive for Coronavirus

The Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has been tested positive for Coronavirus, the Jamaica's health ministry announced and is in self-quarantine at his home in Jamaica a week after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big, mask-free party.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder over 100 and 200 metres earlier posted a video of himself on Twitter saying he had taken a test and was in quarantine.

Bolt took the test on Saturday, after celebrating his 34th birthday at a big party where he did not wear a mask. He retired from sprinting in 2017.

"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 wished Bolt a speedy recovery on social media - "drink up your ginger tea," one wrote - although some accused him of carelessness.

Another social media user posted a video of Bolt's birthday party, as he was surrounded by dozens of mask-free people dancing in an open field. The user wrote, "No social distance, NO masks!"

Among those who attended the party was Manchester City star and England national team football player, Raheem Sterling, who has been advised to self-isolate after his possible exposure.
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