Lewis Hamilton slates "irresponsible and selfish" socialising
Lewis Hamilton has slammed the "totally irresponsible and selfish" people ignoring the countless warnings regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
The six-time champion has expressed his growing frustration at scenes he witnessed over the weekend of people socialising, despite rising numbers, with the UK death toll approaching 300, and with confirmed cases closing in on 6,000.
Writing on his Instagram account, Hamilton "I’m so sad to hear of the amount of deaths happening around the world.
"I know most of us are limited with the knowledge of why and how this has happened. There is nothing we can do about it either way except try to isolate ourselves, stop ourselves from catching it and spreading it.
“There are people out there still going to clubs and bars and large gatherings which I personally feel is totally irresponsible and selfish.
“I’m praying for my family’s safety each day but I’m also praying for you out there. I’m praying for those working at the local stores, deliverers, doctors and nurses who put their own health at risk to help others and keep the countries running. Those are the heroes. Please stay safe people.”
In a second post, Hamilton has also called for people to recognise how precious life is.
"If you can, try and take this time to assess your life and situation and how you might want to change things for the better moving forwards," added Hamilton.
"Hopefully through this people will realise even more how health is priceless, how you treat yourself and what you put in your body is so important and also hygiene.
"We take this life for granted. I hope we don't moving forwards."
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