Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Olympic sprint legend’s agent has confirmed.
The Jamaican authorities have launched an investigation into the lavish party the retired athlete held last weekend to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Bolt had been self-isolating amid fears he had contracted the disease, although he had not been displaying any of the symptoms.
The 100m world record holder’s agent Ricky Simms told CNN in an email: ‘The Covid test was positive, but Usain is not showing any symptoms.’
Bolt had taken a test last week and updated his fans on is condition with a message to his 9.8million followers on Instagram.
He said: I did a test on Saturday, because I have work.
‘I’m trying to be responsible, so I’m gonna stay in and stay here for my friends.’
Bolt’s party was attended by, among others, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling who has subsequently tested negative and was yesterday included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the upcoming matches against Iceland and Denmark.
Sterling will have to take another test upon his return to the UK, while Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed the local authorities are looking into the circumstances of Bolt’s party.
He told a virtual news conference: ‘These matters are all being thoroughly investigated and the police will give a report on these matters in near future.’
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