Jamaica’s Health Minister confirms – Usain Bolt positive for COVID-19

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    Sprint star Usain Bolt has tested positive for COVID-19.

    According to the Jamaica Gleaner, confirmation of this came last night from the country’s Health Minister Christopher Tufton, who said contact tracing was now underway.

    With this development also comes the news that police will investigate possible beaches of quarantine rules.

    Bolt celebrated his 34th birthday last Friday with a party attended by a host of celebrities, including Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling.

    The Gleaner says Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned the sprinter that he will not benefit from any special treatment in the process.

    The Ministry’s confirmation came after Bolt posted a video on Twitter saying he had been tested and was awaiting the results.

    The 8-time Olympic gold medalist currently holds world records in the 100-metre and 200-metre sprints.