Idris Elba Coronavirus: Hollywood Star Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

March 16, 2020
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Hollywood actor Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to get the dreaded coronavirus. Idris Elba met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who tested positive for the coronavirus.

The pair met on March 4 at WE Day 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London and both of them posed for pictures together.

The British actor in a video posted to his Twitter page announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“This morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive,and it sucks.

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.

Flanked by his wife Sabrina, the actor disclosed that he had to take the test because he came in contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre tie the knot in Morocco. [PHOTOS]

In the video, Idris Elba advises fans to practice social distancing and hand washing.

He said:

“I feel OK. I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.”

“Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested, or if you’ve been exposed, do something about it.”

“Look we’ve lived 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, from those who have lost people they loved to people that don’t even have it and have lost their livelihoods. This is real.”

Watch the video below;

Elba’s wife Sabrina has not been tested for the virus yet. But it is believed since he already tested positive, she’s got the virus also.

Idris Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to test positive for coronavirus. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Canadian first lady have all tested positve for the disease with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau under quarantine.

READ: Idris Elba shares sweaty shirtless snap in just his pants as he prepares for his first boxing match

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