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Lewis Hamilton turns down coronavirus test despite meeting with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau who later tested positive for the disease


Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton has turned down taking a coronavirus test despite meeting with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, who both tested positive for the disease.


The 35-year-old met the pair at an event in London on March 4 before flying out to Melbourne for the first race of the Formula One season.


Few days later, Actor Elba and Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

Taking to Instagram to update to his fans, he said: ‘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.


‘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,’ Hamilton added.

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‘Thank you for all the messages. I’m sending you love and positivity from afar. Keep safe.’


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