Jamaican track legend Usain Bolt has said he is in self-quarantine after taking a coronavirus test.
“I did a test on Saturday […]. I’m trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and stay here for my friends,” Bolt said in a video statement on Twitter.
Stay Safe my ppl 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/ebwJFF5Ka9
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 24, 2020
He said he had no symptoms but he was going to quarantine himself “just to be safe”.
Jamaica’s Health Ministry did not respond to requests for comment from Euronews on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old retired sprinter won gold in the 100 and 200 metres at the last three Olympics, and was known for his poses — his “Lighting Bolt” became iconic — and his post-race celebrations.
Bolt set the world records in both his sprint disciplines at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. He retired in 2017.
Jamaica has a total of 1,612 cases of coronavirus and has seen 16 deaths.
#COVID19 Update: CURRENT NUMBERS
Jamaica’s confirmed COVID-19 cases are now up to 1,612, with the addition of 83 new positives in the last 24 hours. Recoveries remain at 819 or 50.8%.
— MOHW JA (@themohwgovjm) August 24, 2020