British actor Idris Elba tests positive for Covid-19

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.


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.