The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, the Jamaican who is the world 100m and 200m record holder, eight-time Olympic gold medalist is in quarantine being Covid 19 infected. He tested positive just days after a mask-free party for his 34th birthday, which was attended by England footballer Raheem Sterling and several other sports stars. Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton reportedly confirmed Bolt had been notified of the positive test and contact tracing was underway. “I’m having no symptoms so I am going to quarantine myself,”Bolt himself declared. Fans wished Bolt a speedy recovery on social media.
Jamaica now has 1,612 confirmed cases, with 622 active cases. Prime Minister Andrew Holness delayed the reopening of schools for one month. Citizens are under a national curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. West Indies cricketer Christopher Gayle was also said to be in attendance. Usain Bolt is widely recognised as the greatest sprinter of all time.He celebrated his birthday on August 21 with videos circling online of dozens of guests not wearing masks or not following social distancing guidelines. “Best birthday ever,” Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017. West Indies cricketer Christopher Gayle was also said to be in attendance.