Written by on March 17, 2020

English actor, Idris Elba is the latest celebrity on the list to test positive for the coronavirus.

The actor made his health status known to his fans, friends and the world on Monday, March 16, 2020, via a short video on his Twitter page that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

“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.” The actor captioned.

The 47-year-old “Luther” star explained in the Twitter video – In the video, “The Wire” actor tells fans, “It sucks”. Adding that “Sabrina hasn’t been tested and she’s doing OK.”

He continued, “I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who also tested positive. I found out last Friday they tested positive and quarantined myself immediately and got the results back today.”

He then encouraged fans to really think about “social distancing” as well as making sure they are washing their hands.

“We’ve told our families, they are very supportive,” he said. “We’ve told our colleagues and, you know, transparency is probably the best thing for this right now.” At the end of the video, he says it’s a time for solidarity and to start thinking about each other.


However, “This is real,” he said.


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