Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus and self-isolates with wife Sabrina

Popular English actor, Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for the pandemic disease ‘coronavirus’.

The English actor Idris Elba announced on Monday, March 16, 2020, that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, sharing the news with fans in a video that he posted on Twitter.

Idris Elba

Idris says he didn’t have any symptoms but got tested after finding out he’d been in contact with someone else who tested positive.

Hence, he has gone into immediate self-isolation with his wife Sabrina.

See video below:

His words:

 I got some test results back and it came back positive, and it sucks.

I’m doing okay, Sabrina hasn’t been tested and she’s doing okay. I didn’t have any symptoms. ‘I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. I found out last Friday that they were tested positive.

I quarantined myself and got a test immediately and got the results back today. This is serious. Now is the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands.

Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it. So now is real-time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance, okay.

We’ve told our families, they’re very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues. Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now.

If you’re feeling ill and you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, you do something about it. It’s really important.

We live in a divided world right now, we can all feel it. It’s been bulls**t. But now is the time for solidarity. Now is the time for thinking about each other. 

There are so many people whose lives have been affected, there are people who have lost someone that they love, to people that don’t even have it that have lost their livelihoods.

This is real. ‘I just wanted to share my news with you guys and I will keep you updated as to how I’m doing, but so far we’re feeling okay. Alright man, stay positive and don’t freak out.


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