The coronavirus pandemic spares no one. The last celebrity to test positive for Covid-19 is Idris Elba. Netizens, however, quickly noticed that the Elbe was close to defending world champion Lewis Hamilton.
This morning, I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel good, I have no symptoms so far but I have been isolated since I discovered my possible exposure to the virus. Stay at home and be pragmatic. I will keep you posted on my progress ???? Don’t panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
– Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
What was the event?
WE Day UK 2020 was held at the SEE Arena in Wembley. The charity event saw Idris Elba joined by Lewis Lewis of Mercedes and others. The F1 world champion was pictured next to the “Luther” star and Sophie Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (far left).
Trudeau tested positive for the virus a few days ago. Now, after the announcement that the Elbe was also hit by Covid-19, there are fears that Hamilton may have contracted the dreaded virus.
It’s been 13 days since the event in London. There have been no confirmed reports from Lewis Hamilton or any other driver testing positive for the Covid-19.
Hamilton seems to have escaped unharmed. Fans could breathe a sigh of relief. However, with the current scenario, they will be in suspense until Hamilton is tested and the results are negative.
Formula 1 is canceled
The opening of the Formula 1 season was canceled at the 11th hour after the McLaren’s withdrawal from the race. The following races in Bahrain and Vietnam have also been canceled.
Races in Spain, the Netherlands and Monaco are still in progress. But an announcement by the Monegasque government means that the street race is ready to be canceled.
At the start, the teams were not on the same wavelength regarding the race. The Internet has also had mixed reactions to the Australian Grand Prix as the only sporting event in the world to take place on schedule.
While the decision may disappoint the tankers and starve them of wheel-to-wheel action. The safety of runners, teams, fans and staff is paramount. With factory production stopped and the riders on an impromptu extended break, the sooner we can expect to see racing action in June. But even this is subject to the scenario of the time.