Lewis Hamilton has attended an event with at least two persons who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. After spending time in self-isolation, the Formula 1 champion driver has revealed that he was showing no symptoms of the life-threatening virus that has taken the world under its grip.
Hamilton had met action Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, wife of the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, at an event in London. Both of them had since reported positive for the COVID-19 infection.
The six-time world champion has revealed since then he has kept himself distanced from other people.
“There’s been some speculation about my health, after I was at an event where two people later tested positive for coronavirus,” the Formula 1 champion revealed in an Instagram post.
“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 practice was cancelled last Friday and kept my distance from people.”
After the event in London on March 4, Hamilton had flown to Melbourne for the first race of the Formula One season, which was called off last Friday morning. He had since quarantined himself and now shared that he did not notice any symptoms of Coronavirus.