Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Jolt has tried positive for COVID-19, a top Jamaican general wellbeing official affirmed in a news meeting Monday night.
Christopher Tufton, the nation’s wellbeing clergyman, said Jolt has been officially advised of the positive test by Jamaican specialists. The runner recently said in an announcement via web-based networking media Monday that he took a COVID-19 test on Saturday, one day subsequent to commending his 34th birthday celebration, and was looking out for the outcome.
“I’m attempting to be mindful, so I’m going to remain in and avoid my companions,” Jolt said in the message, which he posted early Monday evening. “I’m having no side effects (however) am going to isolate myself.”
Across the country News System, a Jamaican radio broadcast, first announced that Jolt had tried positive Monday morning.
One of the most enriched track competitors in Olympic history, Jolt won gold decorations in both the 100-meter run and 200-meter run at three sequential Olympic Games from 2008 to 2016, turning into the main man to achieve that accomplishment. He likewise was a piece of Jamaican transfer groups that won gold in 2012 and 2016.
A 11-time best on the planet, Jolt adequately resigned from running after the 2017 Big showdowns. He despite everything holds world records at 100 and 200 meters.
Jolt is the most recent eminent competitor to contract COVID-19, which has contaminated in excess of 23 million individuals around the world, as indicated by information from the World Wellbeing Association. Jamaica has recorded 1,529 instances of COVID-19 to date.