Idris Elba Reveals He’s Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Actor Idris Elba said he has 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 is showing no symptoms, according 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.
In an instagram Video, he encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there.
He added: “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 beside him in his video. Elba said she has not been tested but was “doingOk” He said he would provide updates on his condition.”So far, we’re feeling OK. Stay positive and don’t freak out.” Elba is the latest high profile star to share news of his coronavirus diagnosis.