Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19 days after maskless birthday celebration: report
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Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is reportedly quarantined at home after testing positive for coronavirus just days after celebrating his 34th birthday at a maskless party.
Bolt took to social media on Monday to announce that he has been self-quarantined at home as a precautionary measure after being tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.
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"I'm trying to be responsible, so I'm going to stay in and stay away from my friends," he said in a video posted to Instagram and Twitter. "I'm having no symptoms (but) am going to quarantine myself."
But shortly after, Jamaica's health ministry confirmed that Bolt had indeed tested positive.
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"It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has been tested positive. He has been formally notified, I'm told, by the authorities,” the minister of health and wellness said in a press conference.
Bolt was tested just one day after he celebrated his birthday at a maskless bash, ESPN reported.
"Best birthday ever," Bolt said in a separate Instagram post of him holding newborn daughter, Olympia.
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Between 2008 and 2016, the Jamaican sprinter participated in three Olympics. In each event he raced, Bolt won. He racked up a total of eight gold medals during his career.
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