Just when I was finally coping with the CoronaVirus stress, Idris Elba gets the CoronaVirus. This is indeed a very troubling time for the whole world right now. Every industry in every world is currently in pause and it’s affecting our daily lives. With the testing for CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pretty difficult to obtain right now in the US and UK, it’s devastating to see another beloved celebrity contract the virus.
Idris Elba shares the news himself
Just like Tom Hanks, Idris Elba has also shared the sad news of testing positive for the CoronaVirus.
He shares a hopeful message despite the troubling time:
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.
He also shared a video of himself on Twitter where he opens up about how he caught the CoronaVirus:
‘It’s a time for solidarity’ says Idris Elba
It’s truly inspirational to see great celebrities like him encourage social solidarity and unity in a time where everyone is in panic mode. We must look out for each other and be socially responsible. This means that we have to practice social distancing, i.e. not go out and meet people in groups so that the virus does not spread. And we must also practice frequent hand washing to ensure maximum safety for all of us.
Idris Elba shares that once he got to know someone he was in contact with tested positive for the CoronaVirus, he isolated himself. Then immediately Idris Elba got tested for the virus. Sadly, it turns out the Pacific Rim actor tested positive for the CoronaVirus as well. Now for the sake of precautionary measures, he is ensuring that no one around him gets the infection.
His wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba is with him by his side. She also has to get tested for the CoronaVirus since she was in contact with Idris Elba. It is clear that both are not showing symptoms of the disease and are doing all right. But they will be updating the public on their health.
CoronaVirus cases in the UK
As of now, there are 55 people who have died from CoronaVirus and more than a thousand cases of CoronaVirus have been detected. There is a confirmation of 1,196 cases alone in the United Kingdom. The UK is where actor Idris Elba is currently residing with his wife Sabrina.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the UK has shared new ways by which the government plans to tackle the CoronaVirus spread. The PM is telling people to avoid public gatherings and going to bars, restaurants and cinema theaters. Moreover, the government is also asking families to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days if any one person is showing symptoms of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19).