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Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has self-isolated himself admid coronavirus pandemic after he attended an event with actor Idris Elba. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister was also present at the said event. Both Elba and Trudeau have tested positive for COVID-19.
Hamilton had attended the charity event in London on March 4 with Elba and Trudeau. On learning that Elba and Trudeau had tested positive for coronavirus, Hamilton put himself under isolation. Hamilton has been in isolation since last Friday.
“I want to let you know that I am doing well,” Hamilton said in a statement.
The F1 champion further said, “There has been speculation about my health, after I was at an event where two people later tested positive for coronavirus”.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) March 21, 2020
“I have zero symptoms and it has now been 17 days since I saw Sophie and Idris. I have been in touch with Idris and happy to hear he is OK”, said Hamilton
He said that since there is a limited amount of tests available, he opted not to undergo the tests. “There are people who need it more than I do, especially when I wasn’t showing any symptoms at all,” newsreports quoted him as saying.
F1 SEASON WASHED
Notably, the pandemic has wiped away the start of Formula One season. The F1 organizers have shelved races in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands and Spain. The iconic Riviera showpiece in Monaco too stands cancelled.
A season which should have started in Melbourne on March 14 will now not start until Azerbaijan on June 7 at the earliest.