Actor Idris Elba made a statement on his Twitter account that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
The star of Fast & Furious and Luther said on Twitter “I feel OK”, and does not have any symptoms.roavirus updates: French citizens ordered to stay in their homes, as Canada closes borders to foreigners – live news
RElba, 47, said he has been isolated since finding out he was exposed to the virus. “Stay home people and be pragmatic,” he said. “I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”
Elba, also featuring his wife Sabrina Dhowre in the latest video statement, said she has not been tested and she is doing OK.
Elba said he had to get the test after he finding out that he was in contact with a person who had the virus.
Elba asked his fans to remain “really vigilant”. He also stated: “Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested, or if you’ve been exposed, do something about it.”
The actor was invited for an event in Wembley Arena on 4 March alongside Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister, who has also been tested positive for the virus.
Elba is one of the high-profile star to be diagnosed with the virus. Actor from Hollywood Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson made a statement last week had tested positive while in Australia on pre-production for an Elvis Presley biopic he will star in. Hanks said he and his wife, both 63, will remain in isolation for 14 days.