dris Elba has revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus via Twitter.
The actor, 47, said that he ‘feels ok’ and has no symptoms but has decided to self-isolate following his exposure to COVID-19.
Posting a video on social media, the star sat next to his wife Sabrina Dhowre to give fans an update on his condition.
He said in a video: ‘This morning I tested positive for Covid 19.
dris confirmed that wife Sabrina had not yet been tested but said that she also ‘feels ok’ at the moment.
The Luther star added that he only got tested after coming into contact with someone who later confirmed that they had coronavirus, before quarantining himself and getting tested ‘immediately’.
He received the news of his results this morning.
‘Look, this is serious,’ he continued. ‘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.
‘So now is the time to be really vigilant about washing your hands, and keeping your distance.’
The pair have also told their families and colleagues. Idris finished the clip by saying ‘stay positive and don’t freak out’.
The news comes a week after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the novel coronavirus during a holiday to the Gold Coast in Australia.
The Forrest Gump actor and his wife, both 63, announced the positive test results on Instagram urging the public to ‘take care’.
Hanks revealed they had experienced symptoms including the common cold, body aches and chills before they decided to get tested.
Before their diagnosis, the couple had visited crowded Australian hotspots including Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House – raising fears that others were infected.
The opera house have been trying to track down 207 people who could have come into contact with the couple at a concert on Saturday night.
And on Sunday night, former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko announced she had tested positive for the now-widespread virus.