UPDATE: Bolt in self-imposed quarantine awaiting results
Usain Bolt says he has not confirmed that he has COVID-19, but is in self-imposed quarantine until his test results are back.
Nationwide News reported on Monday that the eight-time Olympic gold medallist had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The news, NNN said, triggered a host of his associates and friends including football players Raheem Sterling, Leon Bailey and recording artiste Chris Martin being tested for the virus as they were in attendance at his birthday party last Friday, August 21.
However, in a 50-second video posted on Twitter, Bolt said he heard the news regarding his positive test like everybody else; on social media.
He revealed that he is awaiting the results of a test.
“I did a test on Saturday to leave because I have work,” he said.
“Trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and stay away from my friends and also, having no symptoms, going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol and how I should go about quarantining myself from Ministry of Health.”
Meantime, he is encouraging those who might have come into contact with him to be safe and enter quarantine.
More than 1500 Jamaicans have been confirmed to be infected by the virus. 116 Jamaicans were confirmed over a 24-hour period between Saturday and Sunday. (Sportsmax)