Actor Idris Elba tested positive for coronavirus

London: English actor Idris Elba on Tuesday became the latest celebrity victim to have contracted the coronavirus pandemic.
“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” Elba wrote in a post that accompanied the video, referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus,” he tweeted.
Elba (47), is best known for his roles in the HBO series ‘The Wire’ and as the title character in the BBC police drama series ‘Luther.’
He said he was tested “because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive.” He said he learned about that person’s positive test result on Friday. “I quarantined myself and got myself tested immediately,” Elba said.
“This is serious,” he said in the video, urging people to be vigilant and wash their hands regularly and maintaining a safe social distance from each other.
Elba’s affliction to coronavirus comes to light less than a week after actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the same, followed by other celebrities like former James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko who on Monday confirmed that she too had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Elba said his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who also appeared in the video with him, had not been tested. But, he added, “She’s doing OK.”