Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina Elba, has tested positive for coronavirus. The diagnosis comes days after Idris tested positive for the virus.
“I could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions,” Sabrina recently told Oprah Winfrey of her choice to remain in close contact with Idris even after he was diagnosed last week. Some fans who watched the actor share the news of his health wondered why Sabrina was right by his side, given the ability of the virus to quickly migrate from one person to the next.
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Like millions of people all over the world, I've been staying safer at home for over a week now. I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and uncertain. Because of that, I wanted to offer some hope and gather thought leaders and people going through it to add some perspective. Which is why I FaceTimed Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina who are safely quarantined together after he tested positive for COVID-19. Idris fills me in on his journey and Sabrina reveals the result of her test after they decided to quarantine together. Tap the link in my bio to watch our conversation for FREE on the Apple TV app (on your phone) or visit apple.co/oprahtalks
“I made the decision to want to be with him and, you know, still touch him,” Sabrina said. Idris Elba also chimed in on the matter of spatial distancing as suggested by concerned fans.
“If I had caught it, she had certainly caught it in that time period, as well,” the actor said. “People were right to have highlighted that spatial distancing is important,” Idris added. “I think given the context of the video, which was telling the world what has happened to us, we weren’t thinking about that specifically.”
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
Idris Elba shared his diagnosis of coronavirus last Monday (March 16). The actor decided to get tested after coming into contact with someone who had the illness. “I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus,” Idris said. “Stay home people and be pragmatic,” the actor advised.
Sabrina and Idris Elba have one child together. Idris has two kids in all. Stay tuned for more coronavirus updates!
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