NEWS: Actor Idris Elba revealed on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. In a tweet he stated 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 positive 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. Idris Elba in a video message said that his wife has not been tested yet but is feeling okay.
“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.”