Actor Idris Elba says he tested positive for coronavirus

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Idris Elba says he tested positive for coronavirus in a video he posted to Twitter on March 16, 2020.

Idris Elba says he tested positive for coronavirus in a video he posted to Twitter on March 16, 2020.

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Actor Idris Elba, 47, says he tested positive for the novel coronavirus Monday.

“I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive,” Elba said in a video posted to Twitter Monday.

On March 4, Elba spoke at the WE Day 2020 event in London, where Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also spoke. She tested positive for coronavirus last week.

“Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now,” he said. “Now is the time for thinking about each other.”

Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for the virus, after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson said they both tested positive last week while in Australia.

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