COVID-19: Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Baily sets to fly back to Germany under strict control after attending Usain Bolt’s birthday party

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Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has confirmed to the Bundesliga club that he attended a birthday party on Friday for the Jamaican Olympic Gold Medal winner Usain Bolt.

It could be recalled that 34-year-old Bolt, who has retired from the sport has contracted Covid-19.

According to the club, the Jamaican has been in contact with the club’s medical team since the sprinter announced that he had contracted the dreaded virus. He will, therefore, return to Germany under strict hygiene control.

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“Bailey, who has been in constant contact with the Bayer 04 medical director and pandemic officer Dr. Karl-Heinrich Dittmar since the announcement of the former sprint star’s infection, is set to fly back to Germany under strict hygiene protocols.

“Before the flight chartered by the player takes off, Bailey, who has to be in isolation at all times, is in self-isolation at a private address after an agreement between the 23-year-old and the club and the local health authority in Jamaica. On arrival in Leverkusen, Bailey will remain in self-isolation and undergo regularly undergo regular testing by an independent laboratory,” part of the statement from the club said.

Dittmar further revealed that he would return to training once he is given all-clear that he is not carrying the virus.

“Contact with the team and Bayer 04 staff will obviously only happen again when there is absolutely no risk of infection or others being infected.”

Leon Bailey still under strict protocol in Jamaica

Bailey had entered self-isolation after attending the 34th birthday party of Bolt. The 23-year-old is being quarantined in Jamaica after the news of the Olympic champion sprinter’s positive test.

Sky Sport also reported that Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling also attended Bolt’s party but has tested negative for the virus.

Bolt had on Monday posted a video on social media Monday confirming his diagnosis. The eight-time Olympic medalist said he was asymptomatic.

“I’m just waking up, and like everybody else, I checked social media which is saying I am confirmed to have Covid-19. I did a test on Saturday to leave because I work. I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and stay here for my friends,” Bolt said.

“I’m having no symptoms so I am going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation, to see what is the protocol and how I should go about quarantining myself. Until then, I am saying anyone who has had contact with me should quarantine by themselves just to be safe, and just take it easy.”

Leverkusen will open their season campaign with the  DFB Cup against the Regional League North team Eintracht Norderstedt on September 12.

Their first Bundesliga involvement will be a trip to Wolsfburg on September 20.