Jamaican Health ministry confirms that the eight-time Olympic champion has been formally notified of positive coronavirus test result
Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has revealed he’s going through a period of coronavirus self-isolation, as the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness confirmed the retired athletics champ tested positive for COVID-19.
The island nation’s health officials confirmed in a virtual press conference on Monday that Bolt has formally been notified of the test result, and according to local media in Jamaica, the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton confirmed that they were tracing all those who had been in contact with Bolt.
It came shortly after the Jamaican sprinter shared a video on social media confirming that he was self isolating.
I’m just waking up, and like everybody else I checked social media which is saying I am confirmed to have COVID-19,” Bolt revealed.
I’m trying to be responsible so I’ll stay in and stay away from my friends. I’m having no symptoms so I am going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation, to see what is the protocol and how I should go about quarantining myself, from the Minister of Health.
I’ve talked to all my friends and told them just to be safe, quarantine by yourself and just to take it easy.
Stay Safe my ppl 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/ebwJFF5Ka9
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 24, 2020