Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with coronavirus. The actor is currently in isolation.
On Monday, the Luther star posted a video on Twitter revealing his diagnosis. Despite not showing any symptoms of the virus, his results came back positive. He wrote alongside the video, “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.”
Further adding, “Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”
Idris Elba was joined by his wife Sabrina Dhowre in the video. He also told his fans, “Look, this is serious, you know? Now’s the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands … Beyond 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.”
“We live in a divided world right now,” he added. “We can all feel it. It’s been bull****. But now’s the time for solidarity. Now’s the time for thinking about each other. There are so many people whose lives have been affected, from those who have lost people they love, to people that don’t even have it but have lost their livelihoods. This is real.”
The 47-year-old actor is not the only celebrity to be affected by the virus. Last week, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson also announced that they had contracted the virus during a trip to Australia.
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