Coronavirus: Actor Idris Elba Tests Positive For Disease & Self-Isolates With Wife Sabrina

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Sabrina Dhowre and Idris Elba attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Popular British actor Idris Elba has become the latest celebrity to test positive for the coronavirus.

Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the contagious COVID-19 and will now go into isolation with his wife Sabrina.

The movie star made this known via his Twitter page on Monday, March 16, 2020, where he shared a video of himself addressing the public.

The 47-year old actor says that he hasn’t shown any symptoms but got tested after finding out he has been in contact with someone else who tested positive.

Idris Elba and wife Sabrina

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,” he captioned the post.

The announcement comes less than a week after actor Tom Hanks said he and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson, had tested positive for the virus.

The cronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization having infected more than 115,800 people and killed over 6000 worldwide.

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