Lewis Hamilton has taken to social media to slam those not taking COVID-19 more seriously, suggesting they shouldn’t take their health for granted.
The six-time Formula 1 world champion, who is no stranger to the occasional proclamation, has joined the chorus of people criticising others for congregating in large crowds over the weekend, despite the warnings of health experts.
“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,” he began in an Instagram story.
“There is nothing we can do about it either way except to 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.”
As the death-toll of COVID-19 continues to rise, experts have advised individuals to avoid large gatherings in order to curb the spread of the virus, although that message went notably unheeded in some images recently circulated on social media.
Hamilton went on to applaud those performing essential services, while also offering a bit of advice regarding personal well being.
“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.
“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.
“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.”