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Usain Bolt joins the list of prominent sportspersons who have contracted COVID-19

As prominent sportspersons across the world are testing positive for COVID-19, the latest is Usain Bolt who contracted the disease after celebrating his 34th birthday.

The novel coronavirus, which is sweeping the globe had brought the sporting world into a grinding halt a few months back. Usain Bolt who tested positive a couple of days back has said that he will remain in home quarantine as a measure to deal with it.

All major events in the world have been affected, primarily the Olympics, which has been postponed for a year. The T20 World Cup has also been postponed. However, IPL 2020 has been scheduled this year in the UAE for which a bio-secure bubble has been prepared.

Usain Bolt had thrown a birthday bash where no social distancing norms could be seen.

“[I’m] trying to be responsible so I’m going to stay in, and stay away from my friends. And also, I am having no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself. And will wait and see what is the protocol and how should I go about quarantining myself, from the Ministry of Health,” said the star sprinter in a tweet.

A lot of Indian athletes had also tested positive for COVID-19. As many as five Indian Hockey players had tested positive for the coronavirus and had to be admitted in the hospital.

International footballers, tennis players, cricketers, golfers, no one seems immune from this pandemic.

Virat Kohli’s stern warning to the RCB team

As the IPL 13 is taking place in the UAE from September 18, the teams have started assembling in Dubai. Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team and the IPL franchise RCB held a virtual meeting with the players and staff where he laid out the laws to follow in the bio-secure bubble.

He said that any violation of the rules during this period will let the team down and it is upon each member of the franchise to adhere to them strictly.

“We have followed what’s been told to us and I would expect everyone to be on the same page in terms of securing the bubble at all times and making sure that nothing is compromised. Because I think one mistake by anyone of us could literally spoil the whole tournament,” Kohli said.

“And none of us want to do that. We have to understand that we need to protect the bubble. I can’t wait to get to our first practice session, something that we all are going to cherish. An opportunity to create a good team culture from Day 1,” he added.

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