Usain Bolt Tests Positive for Coronavirus

August 25, 2020

    World-record sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus.

    Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed the diagnosis late Monday, reports NBC News.

    The positive COVID-19 result was confirmed after Bolt posted a video of himself, letting Instagram followers know that he was waiting for final results.

    “Just to be safe I quarantined myself and just taking it easy,” Bolt said in the clip.

    “Stay safe my ppl,” he captioned the post

    The runner said he was not experiencing symptoms.

    Bolt is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, and the only sprinter to nab the gold in 100m and 200m at three consecutive events in a row (2008, 2012, 2016).

    The diagnosis comes days after the Bolt's 34th birthday. He was born on Aug. 21, 1986.

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