Idris Elba Gives Advice to Those Worrying About Coronavirus | 22 Words

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.

Keep scrolling to watch the clip...

The coronavirus pandemic doesn't discriminate...

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And this means that the rich and famous are just as vulnerable as us normal folk.

Many people around the world are now infected with the virus...

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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...

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And Idris Elba is certainly no exception as on the 16th of March, he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The British actor took to Twitter to announce his diagnosis.

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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."

And, sadly, his hunch was correct...

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“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."

People were quick to send their love and well wishes to the actor...

Including our very own Ellen DeGeneres, who wrote: "Sending you so much love, Idris."

And many praised him for raising awareness.

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.

However, others couldn't help but notice one thing...

His wife Sabrina remained close by his side throughout the video, therefore putting herself at risk of catching the illness herself.

Many Twitter users called for Sabrina to self-isolate herself...

Because, surely, she is putting herself in danger by remaining in close proximity to him?

But predictably...

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News emerged recently that Sabrina also tested positive for the coronavirus.

This wasn't a shock at all for fans...

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And the couple appeared on a live-streamed chat with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the diagnosis.

The pair appeared to be in good spirits... which is, of course, a good sign!

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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.

Sabrina, so far, feels fine.

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"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.

But it seems that Idris has a pretty good theory about where the virus has come from...

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“One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race," Idris explained.

Idris then went on to explain how he blames the human race for this outbreak...

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“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.

But all in all...

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.

Idris has made sure to keep fans updated as much as possible...

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And his most recent update came on Twitter just yesterday.

He posted a video, wearing sweats and a beanie hat...

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And captioned the clip: "My peeps." Keep scrolling to watch.

The star has overcome the illness and started out by expressing his gratitude.

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“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.

He then offered some words of encouragement to those worried about the virus.

"I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried and too panicked." Make sure to keep scrolling to learn about why a group of celebrities were criticized for their "painfully bad" COVID-19 video...