KINGSTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt exclaimed on Monday having been self isolating while waiting to hear earlier from the health ministry after going for a coronavirus test this weekend.
Jamaican radio station Nationwide News had reported earlier by Monday that Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m but also 200m distance, had contracted the virus.
In a real video message posted to Instagram, which Bolt appears to have recorded himself while lying in bed, he said he saw the transmit if he woke up and scrolled through social media.
Instead of explicitly confirming it, he said he took the particular test on Saturday because he had to fly for work, even so did not have any symptoms.
“I want to division myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is our own protocol, ” said the only sprinter to win the 100m as 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).
“Just harmless I quarantined myself and just taking this can easy. ”
Days earlier, on Aug. 21, Sl? celebrated his 34th birthday a big bash where many partygoers ended up being mask-free, dancing to the hit “Lockdown” by Jamaican reggae singer Koffee, videos posted on social media showed.
“Best baby shower ever, ” Bolt wrote on Instagram, posting an image of himself clutching his baby girl Olympia who was born this May.
Daily confirmed cases have risen in the Caribbean island country of around 3 million, to more than 50 over the immemorial four days from within 10 just a few weeks ago.
Jamaica now has had 1, 529 confirmed cases, by working with 622 active cases, 16 deaths from coronavirus.
Administrators put the uptick in cases down to the reopening of overseas borders as well as celebrations over a long weekend in June marking Independence Day and Emancipation Day.
They potentially put the blame at the feet of people who refuse you can wear masks and practice social distancing.
The collection has raised concerns over national elections that Jamaican Prime Minister Phil Holness called for in September, six months ahead of schedule.
Holness on Sunday suspended all his own campaigning excursions includes motorcades, home visits and rallies and asked other parties at do the same.
Authorities have also delayed i would say the reopening of schools for one month, several communities are under division, and citizens are under a national curfew from 7 p. mirielle. to 5 a. m.
The Commissioner of Cops, Major Antony Anderson, has tested positive for the virus, and one or two government offices and major businesses have shut down as positive sufferers have emerged. (Reporting by Kate Chappell in Kingston Editing by Daphne Marsh and Alistair Bell)