Many celebrities and influencers were spotted partying during the pandemic over the past few weeks. Recently, the Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt tested coronavirus positive after he celebrated his birthday in Jamaica. He is widely known as the greatest sprinter in the world.
According to reports, Bolt celebrated his 34th birthday on Friday and tested positive for the virus after a few days. He will self-isolate himself for the required quarantine period.
Bolt was part of his birthday celebration that included many prominent names. England footballer Raheem Sterling and legend of cricket, Chris Gayle also attended the party.
There are many reports of Bolt dancing and laughing around at the party without wearing a mask. The party held in an outdoor setting and Bolt was hanging around with his guests without any precautions.
A song called “Lockdown” by Jamaican singer Koffee also played during the party and the guests danced to it. The song was produced during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Olympic star said in an Instagram post that it was his best birthday ever with a picture of Bolt and Olympia, his daughter.
The Jamaican media did not confirm if he has any symptoms after Usain Bolt tested coronavirus positive. However, he will spend time in isolation until he tests negative.
Bolt is one of the highest-ranked sportsmen in the world who tested positive for Covid-19. Previously in June, Novak Djokovic, the prominent tennis star tested coronavirus positive.
The total coronavirus cases in Jamaica recorded until now are 1,413 with 16 fatalities due to the virus. However, the number of cases surged in the previous days.
During July, Jamaica recorded only 174 cases in total. However, during the past four days, 267 new cases of coronavirus recorded.
There was not a formal lockdown in Jamaica due to the low number of cases. In May, the government banned any foreign travel to prevent the spread of the virus.
The foreign travel opened once again in June with a negative coronavirus test pass. The travel authorities tested the travelers after returning and quarantined if tested positive for the coronavirus.
Even though Jamaica did not implement a formal lockdown, people followed the preventive guidelines issued by the government. The authorities prohibited huge gatherings and the curfew timings are still intact. It is also mandatory to wear a face mask in public.
Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica warned the public of a surge in cases on Saturday. He urged the public to ensure protective measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
He also said that it is the personal responsibility of every individual to prevent the spread of the virus. The public should make a conscious effort to keep the number of cases to a minimum.
The day after the celebration of Bolt’s 34th birthday, the Prime Minister said that people should not gather in a group of more than 20 people.
The authorities believe that the recent surge in cases is due to the events and gatherings. Many people ignored the preventive measures after the cases started decreasing.