Fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt has tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus. This comes a day after he held his 34th birth day in Kingston Jamaica. Mr. Bolt is asymptomatic as he does not have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Usain Bolt tested positive last Saturday after attending his birthday party. He said he has been notified of the positive result by the Jamaican Ministry of Health. He said he is self-isolating and encouraged the people he has interacted with to do the same.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world retired from track and field in 2007 after more than a decade in professional sports. He accumulated 8 Olympic gold medals in Track and Field with a majority of them coming in the 100 M Sprint. He came in the world limelight in 2008 after a spectacular run at the Beijing Olympics.
After Bolt’s positive test for Covid-19, the Jamaican Ministry of Health said it will conduct contact tracing and then institute a mandatory quarantine for everyone who had interacted with the fastest man in the world recently.
They will also interrogate the Olympic Champion with regards to the birthday party he held against the Jamaican Ministry of Health recommendations that had banned any social gathering months before the birthday party was held.
Usain Bolt’s positive covid-19 test brings the total in Jamaica at 1,379. 16 patients of the coronavirus have already died in Jamaica.
Before reports of his contracting of the coronavirus, the fastest man in the world had welcomed his newborn daughter Olympia Lightening Bolt who was born in May, 2020. Usain Bolt had the baby girl with his long term girlfriend Kasi Bennett. They have been dating for more than 7 years.
On July 8, 2020, Usain Bolt’s family shared the photos of Olympia on twitter drawing applause from fellow celebrities including Serena Williams. Ms Williams have a two year old daughter also called Olympia. The 23 Grand Slam Winner is slated to compete for the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis next week.