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Tuesday Mar 17 2020
Web Desk

Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus, remains in isolation

Web Desk

Amidst growing cases of coronavirus across the globe some big names from showbiz world have also fallen victim to this pandemic. English actor Idris Elba has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19), adding, "I feel OK", and does not have any symptoms.

The star of Luther and The Wire said he has been isolated since finding out he was exposed to the virus.

The 47-year-old actor made the announcement about his test on his social media with the message: "Stay home people and be pragmatic," he added. “I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic."

Elba, who posted a video also featuring his wife Sabrina Dhowre, said she has not been tested and is "doing OK".

Elba said he got tested after finding out on Friday that he had been in contact with someone who had the virus. “This is serious,” he said. “Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands.”

Earlier, Kristofer Hivju, best known for playing bearded Tormund on 'Game of Thrones', also tested positive for the coronavirus.