Idris Elba Becomes Latest Celebrity To Test Positive For Coronavirus

Idris Elba Test Positive For Coronavirus OnoBello

On Monday, Idris Elba took to Twitter to announce that he’s tested positive for the global coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19.

“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” he wrote. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.”

The British actor joins a list of actors who have tested positive for the virus recently, including Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.

Elba said he was tested last Friday after someone he had been exposed to tested positive. “Look, this is serious,” the U.K. actor warned, appearing in a social media video next to his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

“Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. We live in a divided world right now – we can all feel it,” Elba added. “It’s been bulls–t. But now is the time for solidarity, now is the time for thinking about each other.”

On Monday, U.K. theaters closed after the government said to avoid public venues. Over 1,500 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.K. resulting in 55 deaths, Variety reports.

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