Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolating after coming in contact with people tested positive for coronavirus

Hamilton was at a charity event in London on 4 March also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus.

The Associated Press March 21, 2020 16:25:10 IST
Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolating after coming in contact with people tested positive for coronavirus

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Hamilton was at a charity event in London on 4 March also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus.

In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since 13 March, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off.

Hamilton said that “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.”

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