Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for the coronavirus. He made the announcement Monday.
The actor says he feels okay and currently has no symptoms, but has been isolated since he found out that he may have been exposed to the virus.
In a tweet, Idris Elba said: “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.
He joins a list of actors who have tested positive recently, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.
Elba said he was tested for coronavirus last Friday after someone he knew had been exposed to tested positive.
“Look, this is serious,” he said, appearing next to his wife, Sabrina, in a video posted to Twitter. “Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands.”
“We live in a divided world right now – we can all feel it,” he added. I”t’s been bulls–t. But now is the time for solidarity, now is the time for thinking about each other.”