- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 8:08AM
Idris Elba has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The 47-year-old actor has shared the news on Twitter.
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
He says he feels okay and has no symptoms at this stage, but is in isolation.
Elba says he decided to get tested after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for the virus.
He's urging his 2.7 million followers to stay home, be pragmatic, think about social distancing and be vigilant about washing their hands.
He says if you're feeling unwell or have been exposed, do something about it.