Hollywood actor Idris Elba has announced that he has tested positive for COVID- 19 on his verified Twitter handle. He said he decided to go and get tested because he was exposed to a person who earlier tested positive. Elba however, was full of life and reassured his fans that he has not developed any symptoms and he isn’t feeling sick or different.

Idris Elba
Idris Elba

His tweet and video message

“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.”

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (/ˈɪdrɪs/; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

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