“This morning I examined optimistic for Covid 19,” he wrote. “I really feel okay, I’ve no signs thus far however have been remoted since I came upon about my doable publicity to the virus.
“Keep dwelling individuals and be pragmatic. I’ll hold you up to date on how I’m doing No panic,” Elba, 47, added.
The “Luther” star additionally shared a two-minute video of himself with his wife, Sabrina. Elba mentioned she hasn’t been examined for coronavirus (COVID-19) however she’s doing OK.
“I obtained examined as a result of I spotted I used to be uncovered to somebody who additionally examined optimistic,” he defined. “I came upon final Friday that they had been examined optimistic. I quarantined myself and obtained a take a look at instantly and obtained the outcomes again in the present day.”
Elba continued: “Look, that is critical. Now’s the time to actually take into consideration social distancing, washing your palms. Past that, there are individuals on the market who aren’t exhibiting signs and that may simply unfold it. OK. So, now could be an actual time to be actually vigilant about washing your palms and holding your distance.”
Elba went on to say that the couple, who tied the knot last April, has informed their households and colleagues.
“Transparency might be one of the best factor for this proper now. In case you’re feeling in poor health otherwise you really feel such as you must be examined otherwise you’ve been uncovered — do one thing about it. It is actually essential,” he mentioned.
Elba added: “Look we have lived in a divided world proper now. We are able to all really feel it. It has been bulls–t, however now could be the time for solidarity. Now’s the time for interested by one another. There are such a lot of individuals whose lives have been affected, from those that have misplaced individuals they cherished to individuals that do not even have it and have misplaced their livelihoods. That is actual.”
Elba additionally famous that he’ll hold his social media followers up to date on how he is doing.
“Keep optimistic and do not freak out,” he concluded.
Elba is not the primary Hollywood star to check optimistic for the novel virus.
Final week, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson also announced that they had coronavirus. Hanks and Wilson had been in Australia filming an untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, with Hanks enjoying Presley’s supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus has brought on solely gentle or average signs, reminiscent of fever and cough. For some others, particularly older adults and folks with current well being issues, it may trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia.
The Related Press contributed to this report