Bolt tests pos­i­tive for COVID days af­ter 34th birth­day

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Usain Bolt tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus and was sub­se­quently quar­an­tined - just days af­ter he cel­e­brated his 34th birth­day with a lav­ish party, Ja­maican me­dia re­ported.

The re­tired 100m and 200m world-record holder didn't con­firm his test re­sult, but he urged any­one who had been in con­tact with him to go into quar­an­tine.

"I did a test on Satur­day to leave (Ja­maica) be­cause I have work," Bolt said in a video posted on Twit­ter.

"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 safe, quar­an­tine and take it easy," said Bolt. Ac­cord­ing to the Ja­maica Ob­server, health and well­ness min­is­ter Christo­pher Tufton con­firmed late on Mon­day that the eight-time Olympic cham­pion had tested pos­i­tive.

Ja­maica's Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness also said po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing Bolt's birth­day party.

"There are re­ports of an ac­tiv­ity re­lated to Usain Bolt," Hol­ness told a vir­tual news con­fer­ence. "These mat­ters are all be­ing thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gated and the po­lice will give a re­port on these mat­ters in near fu­ture." Bolt 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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