Idris Elba: Actor Tests Positive for Coronavirus; Asymptomatic

The blogosphere is in a tizzy over the news actor Idris Elba has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Golden Globe award-winning television and film star is asymptomatic and currently quarantined at home with his family.

The Golden-Globe winning star of BBC’s “Luther” is among a growing list of actors who have tested positive for the virus including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.

Elba said he was tested last Friday after someone he had been exposed to tested positive. On Twitter he wrote,

“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.” 

The actor went on to add:

“Look, this is serious,” Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands.”

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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