Image

1:53 PM / Thursday September 24, 2020

16 Mar 2020

Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus: ‘no symptoms so far’

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
March 16, 2020 Category: Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Entertainment Posted by:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson said they had also tested positively in Australia.

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.

Image

“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.”

___

The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Style

Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

September 17, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Kim Cook New York-based designer Glenn Gissler painted this New York loft...

Entertainment

Review: A provocative idea that doesn’t work in ‘Antebellum’

September 17, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Janelle Monae, left, and London Boyce in a scene from “Antebellum.”...

Stateside

Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America’s streets

September 24, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email Breonna Taylor’s family has made it clear: ‘I’m mad as hell because nothing’s...

Sports

Totally Inconsistent

September 21, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email The Philadelphia Eagles were their own worst enemy during Sunday’s loss to the...

Seniors

Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis

September 17, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and debilitating disease that leads to...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of September 20

September 17, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: I believe that in the next few months, we will discover...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff