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Idris Elba Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Not Showing Any Symptoms

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Idris Elba Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Not Showing Any Symptoms
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Even Black Superman isn't spared.


Last week, the world was shocked to learn that loveable actor Tom Hanks and his wife had contracted the Coronavirus.
 
From athletes to head of states, the deadly virus infected more and more people around the globe as time went on and the latest Hollywood A-lister to succumb to it is Idris Elba.

Showed no symptoms 

A few hours ago on Tuesday (17 March), Elba shared the news via his Twitter account via a short video.
 
The ‘Thor’ star said that he got himself tested although he showed no symptoms after finding out that he had been exposed to someone who was tested positive recently.
 
His wife however, has yet to take the test but is doing okay.
 
Both of them have decided to isolate themselves since they found out that they had been in contact with someone who tested positive with COVID-19.
 
“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,” the British actor added.
 
“So now is the time to be really vigilant about washing your hands, and keeping your distance.”
 
Get well soon!
Fans and celebrity friends have responded to the news by sending him well wishes.
 
Well guys, always remember to practice good hygiene and also social distancing, yeah? And also, make it a priority to stay at home as much as possible to prevent yourself from getting infected.
 
Now’s the time to stay home to help flatten the pandemic curve. Stay safe!

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