Usain Bolt, a former Jamaican sprinter, is positive for the coronavirus. Infected during the birthday party
Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, 34, is positive for coronavirus or Covid-19. Bolt, holder of the world record in the 100 and 200 flat meters as well as the 4 × 100 meters relay, is currently in self-isolation.
Nationwide90fm, one of the major Jamaican radio stations, reported on the positivity to Covid-19 by Usain Bolt, world record holder of 100 (9 "58) and 200 meters (19" 19) in athletics.
It is not clear, however, whether Bolt is asymptomatic or has symptoms of the disease.
The birthday party outbreak of the infection
Bolt reportedly contracted the coronavirus after celebrating his 34th birthday at a party in Jamaica where those in attendance were without masks and there was no social distancing.
Also at last Friday's surprise event were Raheem Sterling, a Jamaican naturalized English player and Manchester City forward, Chris Gayle, a cricketer and Leon Bailey, a Bayern Leverkusen player.
Coronavirus infections in Jamaica
Jamaica has recorded a total of 1,413 cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths. But there are fears that this number may be on the rise, especially in the capital Kingston, with 410 new cases in the past 14 days. (Sources: Agi, La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano