Usain Bolt to ‘stay in’ while awaiting results of virus test

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FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win gold in the men’s 100-meter final in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Jamaican track sensation Usain Bolt said on social media Monday he is awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and is quarantining himself as a precaution.

The 34-year-old retired sprinter who won gold in the 100 and 200 meters at the last three Olympics posted a video on social media to explain the situation.

“Good morning everybody. Just waking up. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says I’m confirmed of COVID-19,” he said. “I did a test Saturday, because I work. I’m trying to be responsible, so I’m going to stay in and stay here for my friends.”

Bolt, who appeared to be laying in bed in the video, said he has no symptoms.

“Just to be safe, I’ll quarantine myself and just take it easy,” he said.

He wrote in the posts: “Stay safe my ppl” with hands folded in prayer.

The comments on his post ranged from well wishes like “please get better my legend” to advice such as “drink up your ginger tea non stop.”

On the track, Bolt was known for his poses — his “Lighting Bolt” became iconic — and of course his post-race celebrations. His speed and charisma made his sport can’t-miss viewing whenever he lined up in the blocks.

Bolt set the world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. He retired after worlds in 2017.

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