Idris Elba tests positive for Coronavirus, says he quarantined himself despite not showing symptoms
Idris Elba tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure
Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure.
Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson said they had also tested positively in Australia.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
Elba in a video message said that his wife has not been tested yet but is feeling OK.
Check out Idris Elba's video
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
“This is serious. Now’s really the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands,” Elba said.
“We live in a divided world right now. We can all feel it,” he added. “But now’s the time for solidarity, for thinking about each other.”
With most producers struggling to stay afloat, no income from theatres, bank loans, and blocked funds due to halted projects, the Karnataka government is stepping up to help the Kannada film industry expand and expedite vaccination.
Vaccination drive in Mahesh Babu's ancestral village complete, says actor’s wife Namrata Shirodkar on social media
Mahesh Babu, who adopted the Burripalem village in 2015, had launched the vaccination drive on 31 May, coinciding with the birthday of his father Krishna.
As part of Maharashtra's five-level unlocking, shooting activities need to be conducted in a bubble and no outdoor shooting will be allowed after 5 pm