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Idris Elba Tests Positive for Coronavirus

British actor, Idris Elba has informed his fans on social media that he has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Elba, 47, said he received his test results Monday morning.

So far, the British star said he feels “OK” and is showing no symptoms, according a video posted to Twitter. Elba said he had been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested the positive.

This isn’t the first celebrity to test positive for coronavirus. Tom Hanks and his wife and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko have been among the list of celebrities who have been infected.

Elba said he was tested for coronavirus last Friday after someone he knew had been exposed to tested positive.

Idris Elba’s twitter post read;

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 ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ No panic.ย โ€” Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020

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. “I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”

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.”

Source: CNN


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Author: Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.


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