FURIOUS star Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus. The actor took to his social media page to share his diagnosis with his wife, Sabrina Elba, by his side.
“This morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive,” Idris revealed. “Yeah, and it sucks,” he added. “I’m doing okay,” the actor assured. “Sabrina hasn’t been tested and she’s doing okay.”
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
Some believe that only those who show signs of the common cold or influenza are potentially at risk of testing positive for COVID-19. Idris Elba, however, told his fans that he did not show any signs of the virus before undergoing lab tests.
“I didn’t have any symptoms,” Elba said. “I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. [When] I found out last Friday that they tested positive, I quarantined myself and got tested immediately and got the results back today.”
Idris ended his address by encouraging his fans to take the pandemic seriously. “Now is the time to really think about social distancing, [and] washing your hands,” the actor said. “Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it. So now is a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.”
Idris Elba and his wife have a son named Winston together. The celebrity father also has a daughter named Isan from a previous relationship. Stay tuned for more coronavirus updates!
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