Hamil­ton in self-iso­la­tion after char­ity event

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - CORONAVIRU­S -

For­mula One champion Lewis Hamil­ton says he has been self-iso­lat­ing for more than a week after meet­ing peo­ple who later tested pos­i­tive for the new coron­avirus.

Hamil­ton was at a char­ity event in Lon­don on March 4 also at­tended by ac­tor Idris Elba and So­phie Gré­goire Trudeau, the wife of the Cana­dian prime min­is­ter. Both were later found to have the virus.

In a mes­sage on so­cial me­dia, Hamil­ton says he’s shown “zero symp­toms” but has been iso­lat­ing him­self from other peo­ple ever since March 13, when the Aus­tralian Grand Prix was called off.

Hamil­ton said that “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.”

Virus kills ex-Real Madrid pres­i­dent: Former Real Madrid pres­i­dent Lorenzo Sanz died Satur­day from the new coron­avirus, his fam­ily said. He was 76.

Sanz had been in in­ten­sive care since the be­gin­ning of the week while be­ing treated for the virus.

Sanz presided over Madrid from 1995 until 2000, lead­ing the club to two Euro­pean ti­tles, a Span­ish league ti­tle and a Span­ish Su­per Cup ti­tle.

Un­der Sanz, Madrid ended a 32-year drought in Europe by win­ning its sev­enth Euro­pean tro­phy in 1998.

Madrid said Sanz was sur­vived by his wife, Mari Luz, and five chil­dren.

More than 24,000 peo­ple have been in­fected with the virus in Spain, with nearly 1,400 deaths.

Another Sen­a­tor tests pos­i­tive: A sec­ond Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors player has tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

The player was part of the re­cent road trip that in­cluded NHL games in San Jose, Ana­heim and Los An­ge­les.

The to­tal num­ber of peo­ple on the trip was 52, in­clud­ing play­ers, staff, me­dia, guests and flight crew. Of those on the trip, 44 have shown no symp­toms, eight have been tested, and two pos­i­tive re­sults were re­ceived. The team is await­ing more re­sults from tests given over the past three days.

Ev­ery­one on the Cal­i­for­nia trip was in­structed to self-quar­an­tine on March 13.

Hockey Worlds nixed: The IIHF Coun­cil has con­firmed that the 2020 Ice Hockey World Cham­pi­onship sched­uled to take place in Zurich and Lausanne has been can­celed be­cause of the on­go­ing coron­avirus out­break.

The de­ci­sion to can­cel the tour­na­ment didn’t come as a sur­prise after IIHF Pres­i­dent Rene Fasel ac­knowl­edged the like­li­hood of that hap­pen­ing fol­low­ing an IIHF ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee con­fer­ence call Tues­day.

Fasel cited nu­mer­ous chal­lenges fac­ing of­fi­cials, rang­ing from health di­rec­tives in place lim­it­ing at­ten­dance to travel bans mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for na­tions to send their teams. Another is­sue was play­ers lack­ing prac­tice time, with most of world’s hockey leagues hav­ing ei­ther in­def­i­nitely sus­pended or can­celed their sea­sons.

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