ACTOR: Idris Elba. Picture: AP
"I just got my test results and I tested positive for Corona virus," Elba said.
He said he had no symptoms of the virus but decided to text this past Friday, after he found out that someone he was in contact with had the virus.
"I am doing well and will keep you updated on how I feel. This is the time for us to exercise solidarity and take care of ourselves he said."
In the video Elba was seated next to his wife Sabrina who he explained hadn't done the test yet.
"There are people who may have the virus and may not have symptoms," he added.
See his full statement below;
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020