By Vanessa Okwara

Handsome film star and British actor, Idris Elba, has tested positive for coronavirus. The star shared the sad news on social media via his Twitter page.

In a video broadcast, Elba said that he has not started having symptoms, but that he decided to get tested after discovering that he was recently exposed to someone who also tested positive.

Coronavirus is an epidemic that is ravaging the whole world, even as top countries are being shut down and their economy crippled due to the disease.

The coronavirus started in Wuhan, China, and has now spread to all but one continent in the whole world. As it stands, not even popular personalities are safe from the epidemic as top people in different fields of life have also tested positive to the disease.

The handsome actor told his fans that this is the time to take social distancing and washing one’s hands seriously because the epidemic is real.

In the caption that accompanied the video, he wrote, “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.”


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