Idris Elba revealed on Twitter Monday that he has examined constructive for coronavirus.
“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,” the actor captioned a video announcement. “Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic.”
In the video, Elba, 47, explains he bought examined after realizing he was uncovered to somebody who had additionally examined constructive.
Days earlier than saying his prognosis, Elba attended a WE Day charity occasion in London. While there, he posed for a photo with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spouse. She examined constructive for coronavirus Th.
Although Elba did not determine the particular person he got here into contact with, he stated he self-quarantined and “got a test immediately” after discovering out in regards to the unnamed particular person’s outcomes.
“It sucks,” Elba admitted. “Look, 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 could easily spread it. So now’s a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.”
By Monday night, one other display screen star had posted to social media about his constructive coronavirus take a look at. Kristofer Hivju, 41, the actor greatest identified for embodying the famend warrior (and admirer of Brienne of Tarth) Tormund Giantsbane, wrote on an Instagram publish from Norway, “Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus.”
In a caption of a photograph of himself and spouse Gry Molvær Hivju, he continued: “My (family) and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”
Elba stated his spouse, Sabrina, who was within the video alongside him, had not but been examined.
“She’s doing OK,” he added. “We’ve told our families, they’re very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues. Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill or feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, do something about it. It’s really important.”
He continued, “We live in a divided world right now, we can all feel it. It’s been (expletive), but now’s the time for solidarity. Now’s the time for thinking about each other. There’s so many people whose lives have been affected.”
Hivju additionally emphasised the truth that individuals must be trying to shield themselves and others.
“Please visit your country’s Center for Disease Control’s website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions,” he wrote.
Elba and Hivju aren’t the one celebrities to check constructive for the virus. Tom Hanks revealed final week he and spouse Rita Wilson are additionally quarantined with the sickness.