Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus.
The actor made the announcement via Twitter with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba. He says he has not yet any symptoms but felt the need to get tested after coming in contact with another individual who tested positive.
“This morning, I got some test results back for coronavirus, and it came back positive,” said Elba in a video posted on Twitter. “Yeah, and it sucks.”
His wife, Sabrina has not been tested but the couple are both in self-quarantine.
Elba went on to encourage others to be mindful about the situation and to practice social distancing in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
“Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands,” said Elba. “Beyond that there are people out there that are not showing symptoms and that can easily spread it, so now’s a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.”
We’re wishing one of People’s sexiest men alive a speedy recovery. Let’s continue to practice healthy hygiene habits and follow the guidelines set forth because it was lit in Atlanta this weekend.