Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Actor Idris Elba took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but says he has yet to show any symptoms.
Elba, 47 told his followers that he was tested after he came in contact with someone who tested positive. The actor said he was notified about the exposure on Friday.
In the video (below) Elba says, “I quarantined myself and got tested immediately and got the results back today,” He added, “Look, this is serious, you know? Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands.”
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
Elba’s has a longstanding history of starring in Disney films. He was cast in the role of Heimdall and appeared in Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Age of Ultron.
In addition, he voiced the character Fluke in Finding Dory, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and Chief Bogo in Zootopia.
“Transparency is probably the best thing for this now,” Elba said. “If you’re feeling ill, if you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, do something about it.”
Elba is the second high-profile actor to announce that he has tested positive for the virus. Earlier this week we shared the news with you that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson both tested positive and are currently in quarantine in Australia.
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