British actor Idris Elba says he has tested positive to the deadly COVID-19 aka Coronavirus. The actor shared this information over his twitter page few minutes ago;
He tweeted – “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.”
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
In the video Idris Elba explains further how he got the virus and advised the general public to come together at this trying time to fight the virus;
“I got tested because I realised I got exposed to someone who had tested positive…I quarantined myself and got tested immediately.
“This is serious. Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it. So now is a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.
“We’ve told our families, they’re very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues…Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now if you’re feeling ill or your feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed then do something about it…it’s really important.”
“There’s so many people whose lives have affected from those who have lost people who they’ve loved to people who don’t even have it and have who lost their livelihoods.”
He continued to let fans know he will keep them updated with this situation and ask that people don’t panic.
We hope he gets well soon.