Idris Elba reveals he’s tested positive for coronavirus
Idris Elba has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Elba took to Twitter to share a video and wrote, “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.”
“Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic,” the actor added.
In the video he shared on social media, Elba said, “This morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive.”
Elba said he found out last Friday that the person had tested positive.
“I quarantined myself and got a test immediately and I got the results back today. Look this is serious,” he warned his followers.
He said that now is the time “to really think about social distancing, washing your hands.”
The 47-year-old actor said that there are “people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it.”
“So now’s a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance,” he said.
Elba said that they’ve told their families and colleagues and they are “very supportive.”
“Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now,” he added. “If you’re feeling ill or you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, do something about it.”
“Look we live in a divided world right now. We can all feel it. It’s been bulls–t. But now is the time for solidarity, now’s the time for thinking about each other. There’s so many people who’s lives have been affected,” he said.
“This is real. I just wanted to share my news with you guys and I will keep you updated with how I’m doing but so far we’re feeling OK,” Elba concluded, adding, “stay positive, don’t freak out.”
This comes after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson recently announced they tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Hanks and Wilson revealed that they are isolated and in stable condition at an Australian hospital after contracting the illness.
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