English actor Idris Elba has tested positive for the SARS-COV2 virus also known as Covid-19 disease.
He shared a video announcing it on social media to spread awareness about the pandemic.
Born Idrissa Akuna Elba, Idris revealed he was exposed to someone who also tested positive and only found out last Friday but he has taken the right measure to reduce the spread.
“This morning I got some results back for coronavirus and it came back positive and it sucks,” he said in the video below.
“I wasn’t having any symptoms, I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who also tested positive, I found out last Friday that they were tested positive, I quarantined myself and got tested immediately,” he added.
Idris however assured his fans that he is doing well and advised that people must be careful about the pandemic because others have it but aren’t showing symptoms just like him, therefore, might be spreading it unknowingly.
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He shared the news saying: 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 #coronavirus #covid19 #idriselba