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Usain Bolt self-quarantining after undergoing Covid-19 test

34-year-old Sprint legend said he had experienced no symptoms, but he urged friends he had been in contact with to take precautions.

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Sprint legend Usain Bolt self-quarantining after undergoing the Covid-19 test.

Reports suggest he tested positive.

In a video posted on Twitter on Monday, the Jamaican sprinter said he had experienced no symptoms, but he urges his friends he had been in contact with, to take precautions.

“This weekend, like everybody else, I checked social media and saw social media say that I’m confirmed of COVID-19,” Bolt said.

“I did a test on Saturday to leave (Jamaica) because I have work,” he said, although he did not confirm he had received the result. “I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe.

“Also, I am having no symptoms, I will quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol and to see how I go about quarantining myself from the Ministry of Health.

“Until then, I will call my friends and tell them once they came in contact with me to be safe, quarantine, and take it easy,” Bolt added.

Bolt, who turned 34 on Friday, is the eight-time Olympic champion. 

He holds the world 100m and 200m records and last competed internationally at the 2017 World Championships in London.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.