Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt is speaking out regarding his Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) status.
In a video uploaded to his Instagram account, Bolt said he is still awaiting results of a coronavirus test.
The eight-time Olympic champion said he took the COVID-19 test on Saturday ahead of a business trip overseas, however he has not had any official communication from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
“I woke up like everybody else, checked social media and saw where it was saying that I am confirmed to have COVID-19. I did a test on Saturday to leave (the island) because I have work. I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe. Also, I am having no symptoms,” Bolt said in the video.
“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. Just to let people know, be safe out there.”
On Friday, Usain Bolt and longtime Kasi Bennett hosted a star-studded event to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Bolt lauded the mother of his daughter, for surprising him with the exclusive event in Kingston on Friday (August 21). “She [has] out done herself again,” Usain Bolt wrote via her Instagram story over a video of Kasi dancing at the event.
Several local celebrities such as Ding Dong Ravers and his Ravers Clavers dancing group, Ajji, Christopher Martin, and Munga Honourable many more were in attendance. Along with International footballers Leon Bailey and Raheem Sterling.
On Sunday (August 23), Jamaica recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,529.
The newly confirmed cases are 68 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from 17 to 85 years.
The cases were recorded in Kingston & St Andrew (51); St Thomas (10); St Catherine (37); Clarendon (seven); Manchester (four); St Elizabeth, Hanover and Westmoreland, one each; and St Ann and St Mary, two each.
Five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; one was imported from the United Kingdom; and 110 cases are under investigation.
Meanwhile, two additional patients have recovered and have been released from care. Total recoveries are now at 819.
There are now 622 active cases currently under observation, and there are four moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients at this time.