2 weeks ago, Idris Elba tested positive for the coronavirus.
He has been updating fans around the clock, and in his most recent update, gives advice to those worrying about the virus.
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The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t discriminate…
And this means that the rich and famous are just as vulnerable as us normal folk.
882,068 to be precise, including Hollywood legend Tom Hanks and his wife.
And sadly, the death toll currently stands at 44,136 globally – meaning this virus isn’t slowing down.
Anybody can contract the virus…
And Idris Elba is certainly no exception as on the 16th of March, he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
In the video, where he was accompanied by his wife, Sabrina, Idris explained how he had actually experienced no symptoms.
“I had no symptoms, but I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive.”
“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.”
Including our very own Ellen DeGeneres, who wrote:
“Sending you so much love, Idris.”
Like Idris, not everyone actually presents symptoms of the virus, so it is still important to self isolate, even if you don’t feel unwell.
His wife Sabrina remained close by his side throughout the video, therefore putting herself at risk of catching the illness herself.
Because, surely, she is putting herself in danger by remaining in close proximity to him?
News emerged recently that Sabrina also tested positive for the coronavirus.
And the couple appeared on a live-streamed chat with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the diagnosis.
Sabrina told Oprah that she had a “wife’s instinct” and she “wanted to be with him,” which obviously lead her to catching the virus.
“I don’t feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is really strange. It might change in the coming weeks, and we’ll keep everyone updated,” she said.
“One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race,” Idris explained.
“Our world has been taking a kicking. We have damaged our world and it’s no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race,” he said.
It seems that Idris and Sabrina have simply taken their diagnosis in their strides and they are both maintaining positive attitudes – which is so inspiring to see.
And his most recent update came on Twitter just yesterday.
And captioned the clip: “My peeps.”
Keep scrolling to watch.
“Take it from me, man, I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic but thankfully I came through and you can too,” he said.
“I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried and too panicked.”
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