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Sports News of Monday, 23 March 2020


Lewis Hamilton stays healthy after contact with Idris Elba

Lewis Hamilton  | Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP Lewis Hamilton | Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Reigning world Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton, has maintained that he is healthy and showing no signs of infection over fears he may have contacted COVID-19.

Hamilton recently attended an event with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, wife of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who have both since tested positive for COVID-19.

The 35-year-old took to Twitter to update his fans on his status:

"Hey guys, I hope you're all staying positive, and keeping busy and healthy.

"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.0

"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.

"Thank you for all the messages. I'm sending you positivity and love from afar. Keep safe. #TeamLH"