Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus just a few days after the party with guests like English star Raheem Sterling on his 34th birthday in Jamaica.
Nationwide90fm, a radio station in Jamaica, reports that the greatest sprinter of all time has contracted the disease and will be spending time in self-isolation as a result.
According to the publication, the 34-year-old took a test for the virus a few days ago and found on Sunday that he tested positive for the disease.
Usain Bolt celebrated his 34th birthday with an outdoor party where guests sang and danced outdoors
Usain Bolt (pictured in action at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London) has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after a surprise birthday party
The 34-year-old tweeted "Best Birthday Ever" last week, and a Jamaican outlet reported that he took a coronavirus test days ago and tested positive for the disease
Bolt was honored with a surprise birthday party on August 21, attended by many big names.
Manchester City star Sterling, Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey and cricket legend Chris Gayle are said to have attended.
Sterling's season ended on August 15 when City was eliminated from the Champions League and the team had received a late start to the 2020/21 season due to their European involvement.
Footage from the party showed Bolt laughing and dancing with his guests, and even taking the microphone, while the speakers at the outdoor bash played an Adele song.
The guests also danced to the song Lockdown, produced by Jamaican reggae singer Koffee in relation to the pandemic.
Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Bolt celebrated it as "the best birthday ever" in an Instagram post with a cute picture of Bolt and his little daughter Olympia.
It's not clear if Bolt has any symptoms of the disease, but local media said he would "go into isolation".
Bolt would be one of the most famous athletes in the world to contract the coronavirus after tennis star Novak Djokovic tested positive in June and major American sports leagues were disrupted by bouts of the disease.
Guests like Manchester City star Raheem Sterling Bolts were believed to be celebrating Bolt's birthday
The footage showed a crowd at the party just days before the Olympic sprint legend reportedly tested positive for coronavirus
After his 34th birthday, the sprinter celebrated the "best birthday ever" in his Instagram post, which featured a cute picture of Bolt and his little daughter Olympia
Jamaica recorded a total of 1,413 cases of coronavirus and 16 deaths from the disease, with infections increasing sharply in recent days.
After only 174 cases in all of July, 267 infections have been recorded in Jamaica in the past four days.
The Caribbean nation avoided falling into the lockdown that was widespread in Europe at the height of the pandemic, but closed the borders to foreign arrivals in May.
The borders reopened in June, but travelers must have a negative coronavirus test result to board the plane.
Travelers will then be retested on arrival and quarantined for 14 days if positive.
Overnight curfews are in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., face masks are mandatory in public places, while gatherings of more than 20 people are not permitted.
The sprint legend reportedly attended his birthday party in Jamaica last week
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was reportedly present at the party
On Saturday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness warned of a recent surge in cases and urged Jamaicans to "exercise greater vigilance" to prevent the spread.
"There is a need for awareness … for every citizen to be aware of personal responsibility," he said.
A day after Bolt's birthday, the prime minister said people should avoid gathering in groups of more than 20 people.
Caribbean island chief medical officer Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie said "parties and nightclub activities" were linked to the recent surge.
“We see that many people do not perceive a threat to themselves. They think it's happening to someone else, ”she warned.
Bolt management has been requested to comment.
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