Idris Elba in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19
In a tweet posted on Monday evening, the actor said that he had tested positive earlier in the day but had no symptoms of the virus so far and that he had 'been isolated' since finding out.
CAPE TOWN - English actor Idris Elba has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a tweet posted on Monday evening, the actor said that he had tested positive earlier in the day but had no symptoms of the virus so far and that he had "been isolated" since finding out.
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
He added that he would keep update fans on how he was doing.
The actor also appealed to people to stay home and be pragmatic about dealing with the virus.
Elba is not the only celebrity to have the disease. Hollywood couple Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are also in isolation in Australia after they contracted the virus.