World's Fastest Human Is Caught by Virus

Usain Bolt tests positive, has no symptoms
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2020 3:20 PM CDT
Updated Aug 25, 2020 12:45 PM CDT
Usain Bolt in Quarantine After Going to His Own Birthday Party
In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final t the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Usain Bolt was thrown a surprise party on Friday for his 34th birthday. Now, a second surprise of a nastier nature: The man known as the world's fastest human is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, reports NBC News. On Monday, Bolt posted a video to Twitter saying that he was awaiting test results but quarantining just in case. "I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and stay here for my friends." The results have since come through from Jamaica's health ministry, though Bolt reportedly has no symptoms.

Bolt further advised anyone who has had contact with him to quarantine as well. The Guardian reports that contact list could include a number of "sports stars" who were at the party, among them soccer players Raheem Sterling and Leon Bailey. The New York Times notes Bolt's girlfriend and infant daughter attended too, and that video footage of the party showed guests dancing in close proximity without masks. There's no word on whether any party guests have tested positive. (Bolt's baby girl has a fitting middle name.)

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