Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus days after partying with guests, including England and Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling, for his 34th birthday in Jamaica.
Bolt took to social media to address reports by a radio station in Jamaica, 'Nationwide90fm', which claimed that he has contracted the disease.
Bolt relayed the reports in the media and said that he will self-isolate at home.
"...Social media says that I am confirmed COVID-19. Did a test on Saturday, trying to be responsible, stay in and stay away from my friends," Bolt said in a video message.
"Also I have no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol from the Ministry of Health. Until I get a confirmation, I want to tell my friends just to be safe and just to take it easy," he added.
The 34-year-old underwent a Covid-19 test a few days back and discovered on Sunday that he had tested positive for the deadly infection.
Videos and photos surfaced on social media, showing Bolt celebrating his birthday with no one visibly maintaining social distancing or wearing masks.
(With inputs from Agencies)