“Luther” actor Idris Elba said in a tweet on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the actor although he tested positive he is not showing any symptoms, so far.
Idris Elba explained that he got tested because he had been exposed to someone who had tested positive to the coronavirus.
“…have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus,” Elba said in the tweet. “Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing.”
The Hobbs and Shaw actor added that his wife Sabrina is yet to get tested for the virus.
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
He joins a number of celebrities including James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko, Tom hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi who have tested positive.