Idris Elba is urging people to take coronavirus critically as a result of he simply examined optimistic for the illness regardless of exhibiting zero signs.
The actor introduced Monday afternoon (Mar. 16) that he’s contracted COVID-19 and has positioned himself on self-quarantine.
“I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive,” Idris mentioned in a video he shared on Twitter.
He mentioned he hasn’t proven any signs up to now, however he’s been remoted since Friday (Mar. 13) when he came upon about he might have probably been uncovered to the virus.
This morning I examined optimistic for Covid 19. I really feel okay, I’ve no signs up to now however have been remoted since I came upon about my attainable publicity to the virus. Stay residence folks and be pragmatic. I’ll hold you up to date on how I’m doing ???? No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
“Now’s the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands,” the ‘Wire’ alum mentioned within the video.
“Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it. Now’s a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.”
Elba’s prognosis follows that of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the primary two celebrities who examined optimistic for the lethal virus that has killed greater than 6,500 folks worldwide.
“We live in a divided world right now. We can all feel it. It’s been bullsh*t,” Elba mentioned. “But now’s the time for solidarity. Now’s the time for thinking about each other.”
He concluded: “There’s so many people whose lives have been affected, from those who have lost people they’ve loved to people who don’t even have it and have lost their livelihoods. This is real.”
Elba mentioned his spouse, Sabrina, who appeared within the video with him Monday, hasn’t been examined but, however “she’s doing OK.”