Idris Elba, an actor, said that he tested positive for Covid-19. Elba, 47, said he received his test results Monday morning.
So far, the “Luther” star said he feels “OK” and showing no symptoms, according to a video posted to Twitter.
Elba said he had been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested the positive.
He encouraged the people who watched the video to practice social distancing. He also said to be diligent in hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there, like himself.
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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.
Elba’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared in the video beside him. She has not tested yet but says she was doing OK.
So far, we’re feeling OK. Stay positive and don’t freak out.
He said that he would provide updates on his condition. Elba is the latest high profile star to share news of his coronavirus diagnosis.