The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt has contracted COVID-19.
Reports in Jamaica earlier indicated that the sprinter tested positive for the disease days after his 34th birthday.
The reports said that Bolt attended his surprise birthday party, which had a number of celebrities in attendance, including Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Bayer Leverkusen winger, Leon Bailey.
Bolt confirmed that he had tested positive in a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
He stated that although he was not suffering any symptoms, he was going to self-isolate.
Stay Safe my ppl 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/ebwJFF5Ka9
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 24, 2020
Bolt appeared to have enjoyed immensely at the party from the videos and pictures shared after the event as he sand and danced with the other guests.
Usain Bolt's bday party. No social distance, NO masks! 😳😠 pic.twitter.com/ogqUvk1i9r
— Verna Reid (@verna_reid) August 23, 2020
He also shared a picture of him holding his newborn and captioned it “best birthday ever.”
Jamaica currently has 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 16 deaths so far.
Best birthday ever 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/gf16igLFjA
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 22, 2020