Hollywood actor Idris Elba has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is currently in self-isolation.
“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,” Elba tweeted as he posted an advisory video alongside his wife Sabrina.
The actor decided to get himself tested after he came into close contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.
Elba was filming for several big-budget productions, including “The Matrix 4” which was about to start production in Germany but was suspended due to coronavirus fears. He joins a list of celebrities and professional athletes who have recently been diagnosed with the virus.
Actress Olga Kurylenko, who played Camille Montes in a James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace” in 2008, announced on March 16 on Instagram that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!” she wrote.
After National Basketball Association (NBA) player Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz basketball team tested positive and announced it on Instagram on March 13, two more NBA players have been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus.
Donovan Mitchell, also from the Utah Jazz, and Christian Wood from the Detroit Pistons have tested positive for the virus. Mitchell said he is doing fine in self-isolation and still does not experience symptoms.
The first Hollywood actor to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, Tom Hanks, as well as his wife Rita Wilson were released on March 17 from the hospital in Australia where they had been receiving treatment. They are currently in self-quarantine at their Australian home.
“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other,” Hanks wrote on Instagram.
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