Lewis Hamilton has hit out at individuals who have chosen to ignore government guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak.
Governments around the world have asked people to stay indoors, only leaving their houses to buy essentials, such as food and medicine, and for exercise, but have been warned to ‘social distance’ themselves when they do need to leave the house, which involves ensuring you’re at least two metres apart at all times.
The UK government has criticised people for failing to follow these guidelines after parks and local beauty spots were shown to be as busy as they normally would be. The government is therefore considering stricter controls, such as an enforced lockdown, to force people to remain indoors.
Hamilton took to social media to brand those ignoring the guidelines as “irresponsible and selfish”.
“I’m so sad to hear of the amount of deaths happening around the world,” wrote the six-time World Champion. “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 families safety each day but I’m also praying for you out there. I’m praying for those working at the local stores, delivers, doctors and nurses who put their own health at risk to help others and keep the countries running. Those are the hero’s. 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.”