English actor, Idris Elba, known for his role as the all-seeing Heimdall in the Thor movies from MCU, recently announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19. He shared with us the news on with a video he posted on Twitter.

“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” Elba said in his Twitter post. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus”.

Idris Elba is currently 47 and also appeared in TV shows like 'The Wire'  or 'Luther'. Elba got tested "because [he] realized [he] was exposed to someone who had also tested positive”. After finding out the person he got exposed to tested positive on Friday, Idris used the prescient abilities of Heimdall to get quarantined and "got a test immediately".

How is he doing at the moment?

Elba emphasized in the video that "this is serious" and urged people to apply proper hygienic practices like handwashing and social distancing. His wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, has not yet been tested according to the video. He said that "she's doing OK", though.

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Idris Elba has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 despite testing positive

“We’ve told our families, they’re very supportive,” said Elba. “We’ve told our colleagues. Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill or you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, then do something about it. It’s really important".

Elba didn't clarify where he got the test and how long it took for the results to come back. But he made it clear that "now’s the time for solidarity...now’s the time for thinking about each other. There’s so many people whose lives have been affected”.

Updates on Idris Elba

Recently, Elba posted several videos to give an update on how he's doing at the moment. Check them out below:

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