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Actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

Hollywood actor Idris Elba, better known for his roles in Thor and Pacific Rim, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Elba took to micro-blogging website Twitter to inform the world that he was tested positive for the virus that has infected more than 150,000 people across the globe.

In his tweet, Idris Elba said, “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.”

Elba is the latest in a line of celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19. American actor Tom Hanks was the first to announce that he has been infected with the novel coronavirus. At present, Hanks is self-isolating along with his wife Rita Wilson in Australia.




Actor Olga Kurylenko, who played the lead role in the James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, also informed fans that she has been diagnosed with Covid-19. Olga wrote in an Instagram post, “Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”