English actor Idris Elba has revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus via his Twitter page.
The actor, 47, said that he ‘feels ok’ and has no symptoms but has decided to self-isolate following his exposure to COVID-19.
Posting a video on social media, the star sat next to his wife Sabrina Dhowre to give fans an update on his condition.
‘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.’
Idris confirmed that wife Sabrina had not yet been tested but said that she also ‘feels ok’ at the moment.
The Luther star added that he only got tested after coming into contact with someone who later confirmed that they had coronavirus, before quarantining himself and getting tested ‘immediately’.
He received the news of his results this morning.
‘Look, this is serious,’ he continued. ‘Now is the time to start thinking about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms, and that can easily spread it.
‘So now is the time to be really vigilant about washing your hands, and keeping your distance.’
The pair have also told their families and colleagues. Idris finished the clip by saying ‘stay positive and don’t freak out’.