Nine members of Jamaica’s successful delegation to the World Athletics World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, have tested positive for Covid-19.
Four tested positive earlier in the week, and five persons tested positive in the final set of tests before the team left Kenya.
All are asymptomatic and are in isolation.
“They will not be able to leave Nairobi until September 2,” the JAAA release said.
“The Jamaica team medical staff have remained with the nine persons, and they will be accompanied home by senior staff, including the medical personnel who have also remained with the group,” added the release said if the COVID-19 positive members.
At the end of the five-day championships, Jamaica finished in fifth place with three gold, six silver, and two bronze medals. Tina Clayton (100m) and Ackera Nugent (100m hurdles) were the individual gold medal winners.
Jamaica’s third gold was a world U20 record run of 42.92.
Kenya topped the medal table with eight gold, one silver and seven bronze ahead of Finland, four gold and one silver. Nigeria, with 4-0-3 and Ethiopia 3-7-2, finished ahead of Jamaica.
The main body of athletes and staff are now on their way home.