NEW YORK – The British Actor announced on twitter and has become the latest celebrity to be infected with the novel coronavirus. He said in a video tweet that he had no symptoms yet and that he will self-isolate.
“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 (fist pump) No panic.”
The 47-year-old actor got the results on Monday for coronavirus and it came back positive, and “It sucks” he said. Idris said he got tested because he was exposed to someone who had tested positive.
“Now’s the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands,”
“Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now” continued Elba.
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 encourages anyone who doesn’t feel well to get tested. Other celebrities who tested positive include Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson.
“We live in a divided world right now; we can all feel it,”
“But now’s the time for solidarity. Now’s the time for thinking about each other.” Elba added
The pair is quarantined in Australia.