Actor Idris Elba said he has tested positive for covid 19. Elba 47, said he received his test results on Monday morning. So far, the ” Luther Star said he feels ok and is showing no symptoms according to a video posted on Twitter. Elba said he has been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested the positive. He encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the fact that there are asymptomatic people 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 the time for solidarity, now is the time for thinking about each other. There are many people whose life have been affected”. Elba’s wife Sabrina Dhowre appeared beside him in his video. Elba said she has not been tested but was doing ok.
Elba who’s known for work as Heimdall in the marvel film universe and recently appeared in “Cats” said he’ll provide update on his condition. “So far we’re doing ok, stay positive and don’t freak out”. Elba is the latest high profile star to share news of his coronavirus diagnosis.