Actor Indris Elba announced that he has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
British actor Idris Elba announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus but that he feels “Ok.”
The Hobbs and Shaw star is on self-quarantine along with his wife after his test result came back positive Monday morning.
In a video shared to his Twitter account, Elba stated that he had been isolated since Friday.
This came after learning he had come in contact with another person who tested positive for COVID-19.
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. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
The actor encouraged his fans to be “diligent about handwashing” because some people, like him, show no symptoms of the virus. He also used the video to remind us that now more than ever do we need to stick together, stating: “Look, we live in a divided world right now…but now is a time for solidarity. Now is a time for thinking about each other. There are so many people whose lives have been affected.”
Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for Coronavirus. Just last week, Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson both tested positive while shooting a film in Australia. Hanks shared an update that both he and Rita are doing ok. However, they are keeping themselves isolated to halt the virus spreading.
The entire world is trying to grapple with the reality of this global pandemic. Schools, Businesses, and whole cities are shutting down, and the effects are being felt. The stock market has been a see-saw of action this last week as investors try to make sense of whats going on. Furthermore, the end may be further away than we think. Some scientists are proposing a global shutdown of up to 8 weeks.
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What do you guys think of Idris Elba testing positive for the Coronavirus, though? do you think he will be okay? Or will he be the first celebrity we lose to the “Roana.”
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.