Racecar Driver Lewis Hamilton Refuses Coronavirus Test After Being In Contact w/ Idris Elba & Sophie Trudeau, Who Have Both Tested Positive: There Are People Who Need It More Than I Do
Lewis Hamilton has announced that he’s currently in self-isolation after having contact with two other celebrities, Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau (see a photo of them here), who have tested positive for the coronavirus. But he isn’t taking a test to see if the virus was passed to him.
The racecar driver tweeted,
“Hey guys, I hope you’re all staying positive, and keeping busy and healthy. Ther’s been some speculation about my health, after I was at an event where two people later tested for coronavirus.”
Those two people were Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Lewis Hamilton continued,
“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.”
He added that he’s in self-isolation in the meantime.
“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. The most important thing everyone can do is stay positive, social distance yourself as best you can, self isolate if you need to, and regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”
He ended by thanking his fans for their support.
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