September 30, 2020

Usain Bolt: Dash king Usain Bolt assessments constructive for coronavirus, goes into self-quarantine

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has examined constructive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his dwelling in Jamaica after final week celebrating his 34th birthday with a giant bash mask-free. Jamaica’s well being ministry confirmed late on Monday that Bolt, who holds world information within the 100m and 200m distance, had examined constructive after he posted a video on social media round noon saying he was ready to listen to again on his outcomes.

“Simply to be secure I quarantined myself and simply taking it straightforward,” Bolt stated within the message that he appeared to have taped himself whereas mendacity in mattress. It was posted with the caption “Keep secure my ppl”. The one sprinter to win the 100m and 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016) stated he didn’t have any signs of COVID-19, the respiratory sickness brought on by the novel coronavirus.

Bolt stated he took the take a look at on Saturday, the day after he celebrated his birthday at a bash the place partygoers danced to the hit “Lockdown” by Jamaican reggae singer Koffee. “Greatest birthday ever,” Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, wrote on Instagram, posting a photograph of himself holding his daughter, Olympia, who was born in Could. Followers wished Bolt a speedy restoration on social media – “drink up your ginger tea,” one wrote – though some accused him of carelessness.

Day by day confirmed instances in Jamaica have surged to greater than 60 per day over the previous 4 days from lower than 10 only a few weeks in the past. Jamaica now has 1,612 confirmed instances, with 622 energetic instances and 16 deaths from coronavirus. Officers put the uptick in instances right down to the reopening of worldwide borders in addition to celebrations over an extended weekend in August marking Independence Day and Emancipation Day.

Additionally they put the blame on the ft of people that refuse to put on masks and apply social distancing.The pickup has raised considerations over nationwide elections that Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness referred to as for in September, six months forward of schedule. Holness on Sunday suspended all his campaigning actions, together with motorcades, dwelling visits and rallies, and requested different events to do the identical. Authorities have additionally delayed the reopening of colleges for one month and residents are underneath a nationwide curfew from 7 p.m. to five a.m.