Idris Elba tells fans about his health after positive coronavirus test

Sharing a message of encouragement with fans, the actor said that although their period of self-isolation following their diagnosis had come to an end, they are "a little bit stuck" and unable to fly home.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba, who is in self-isolation, has revealed that he is not showing symptoms for COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus.

In a video message, posted on Twitter, he said: “We are both doing OK, still asymptomatic and we have passed the quarantine period.”

“It’s weird because I never sit still, Sabrina never sits still either and I think she’s finding it harder,” Elba added. “She’s getting cabin fever.”

Earlier, ‘The Dark Tower’ star said he would be self-isolating with his wife Sabrina Dhowre after doctors told him he had been infected.

Sharing a message of encouragement with fans, the actor said that although their period of self-isolation following their diagnosis had come to an end, they are “a little bit stuck” and unable to fly home.

“We can’t get a flight back home so we will just have to sit still a little bit, but other than that we are OK and we are so thankful for that.” Adding that, “I think the worst of it has probably passed.”

British actor Idris Elba said on March 16 that he had tested positive for the virus and gone into self-isolation.

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As for how they were holding up, the actor said, “We’re both good mentally. Just trying to stay optimistic. I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried or panicked. I thought I was going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic. But thankfully I came through and you can too.”

 

He also gave a shout-out to everyone “who is helping other people, especially the doctors and nurses and health care people doing their thing. You lot are amazing and should be fully appreciated.”

“To everyone that’s going through some hard times financially, just bear up. It’s going to be a tough time for everyone, but keep your head up basically,” he said. “Hope you’re good. We’re going to fight this thing and everything’s going to be cool, man.”

His wife, Dhowre also said that just like her husband she is not experiencing any symptoms.

“I’m not. It could be similar to Idris,” she said. “We’re in a high altitude it could be that I’m confusing seasonal allergies as maybe symptoms but I don’t feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is very strange.”

“It might change in the coming weeks and we’ll keep everyone updated. But It is worrisome that we’re both sitting here, two people and everyone that we know that we’ve been in contact with, all asymptomatic,” she added. “It’s a little bit worrisome.”

 

 

 


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