Usain Bolt says he’s self-quarantining after COVID-19 test

Sprint legend Usain Bolt stated on Monday that he is self-quarantining after experiencing a COVID-19 test amid reports he was positive for the deadly coronavirus.

In a video posted on Twitter, the Jamaican stated he had experienced no symptoms, but he urged friends he had been in contact with to take precautions.

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“This weekend, like everybody else, I checked social media and saw social media say that I’m confirmed of COVID-19,” Bolt stated.

“I did a test on Saturday to leave (Jamaica) because I have work,” he stated, although he did not confirm he had received the result. “I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe.

“Also, I am having no symptoms, I will quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol and to see how I go about quarantining myself from the Ministry of Health”.

“Until then, I will call my friends and tell them once they came in contact with me to be a safe quarantine, and take it easy,” stated Bolt, who turned 34 on Friday.

The eight-time Olympic champion, who holds the world 100m and 200m records, last competed internationally at the 2017 World Championships in London. He and partner Kasi Bennet welcomed the birth of a daughter in May.

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