Coronavirus: Actor Idris Elba latest high-profile star to announce he has Covid-19

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The star said he had no symptoms and has been isolated since he discovered his possible exposure

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The actor, who you may know from his roles in 'Thor' and its sequels, announced he had coronavirus but no symptoms.
Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
 
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
 
 
Elba in a video message said that his wife has not been tested yet but is feeling OK.
 
“This is serious. Now’s really the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands,” Elba said.
 
“We live in a divided world right now. We can all feel it,” he added. “But now’s the time for solidarity, for thinking about each other.”
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