English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer Idris Elba has confirming being positive with Coronavirus aka COVID-19 after testing and his wife Sabrina Dhowre has been exposed.
The 47 year old actor Elba said he received his test results Monday morning and So far he feels "OK" and is showing no symptoms, according a video posted to Twitter.
Elba said he had been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested the positive.
He encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there, like himself.
"Stay home people and be pragmatic," he wrote.
Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared beside him in his video. Elba said she has not been tested but was "doing OK."
Elba, who is known for work as Heimdall in the Marvel film universe and recently appeared in "Cats," said he would provide updates on his condition.
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. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020