Luther star, Idris Elba said he received his coronavirus test Monday morning and it was positive.
So far, the actor feels “OK” and is showing no symptoms, according a video below posted to Twitter.
Elba, 47, said he had been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested positive to the deadly virus.
He encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there, like himself.
“Stay home people and be pragmatic,” he wrote.
He added: “Look we live in a divided world right now…but now is a time for solidarity. Now is a time for thinking about each other. There are so many people whose lives have been affected.”
Elba’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared beside him in his video. Elba said Sabrina has not been tested but was “doing OK.”
Elba, who married Sabrina in lavish wedding ceremony last year, said he would provide updates on his condition.
“So far, we’re feeling OK. Stay positive and don’t freak out.”
Idris Elba is the latest superstar to share news of his coronavirus diagnosis.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
On Sunday, Hanks provided an update on Instagram, sharing a photo of his vegemite and toast set beside a kangaroo toy.
“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other,” he wrote.
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