Six-time Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has been in self-isolation but is showing no symptoms of the coronavirus after attending an event with the British actor, Idris Elba and the wife of the Canadian prime minister, Sophie Trudeau.
Elba and Trudeau have since both tested positive for coronavirus after Hamilton met the pair at an event in London on March 4, before flying out to Melbourne for the first race of the Formula One season, which was subsequently called off. Taking to Instagram, Hamilton revealed his current state of health and the precautionary measures he has opted to undertake.
“There’s been some speculation about my health after I was at an event where two people later tested positive for coronavirus. I wanted to let you know that I’m doing well, feeling healthy and working out twice a day. I have zero symptoms, and it’s now been 17 days since I saw Sophie and Idris.
“I have been in touch with Idris and happy to hear he is OK. I did speak to my doctor and double-checked if I needed to take a test but the truth is, there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do, especially when I wasn’t showing any symptoms at all.
So, what I’ve done is keep myself isolated this past week, actually, since [the Melbourne] practice was cancelled last Friday and kept my distance from people.”Instagram – Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton