Idris Elba has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Monday.
In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he learned on Friday that he’d been exposed to someone who’d tested positive for the virus.
Although he has not exhibited symptoms, he immediately self-quarantined after learning of the exposure, he added.
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
“This is serious. Now’s 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,” he said. “We’ve told our families. They’re very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues. And transparency’s probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed , then do something about it. It’s really important.”
Sending you so much love, Idris.❤
You got this Idris!! Sending prayers but already answered! Love to you❤
Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we’re with you!! Heart suit
He’ll be fine, that’s the only energy I’m putting into the universe. Growing heart🙌🏿Growing heart
Thanks for being a leader and sharing this, Idris. More people need to be taking COVID19 seriously.
Any of us can be impacted. Get well soon.