Idris Elba Tests Positive for Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
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On Monday, actor Idris Elba revealed that he'd tested positive for coronavirus, joining Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Olga Kurylenko among celebs who've gone public with their diagnoses. "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," Elba tweeted. "I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic." In an accompanying video, he added, "I didn't have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. I found out last Friday that they were tested positive. I quarantined myself and got a test immediately and got the results back today."